Sugar production during the 2020/21 campaign fell by 11% to 14.5 million tonnes compared with the previous year, weighed down by the catastrophic decline (by 34%) in yield in France, the top producer in the bloc, according to the European Commission’s Observatory Sugar Market report.
The 2021 sugar production could be around 900,000 tonnes, a 25% drop, according to state media reports Reuters.
Sugar output at the end of the 2020 campaign fell by 18.3% from the previous year to 270,523 tonnes, according to the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture.
During this year’s campaign the country’s Phnom Penh Sugar Co (PPSC), boasting a modern sugar factory amidst the cane plantation in its southwestern provinces (Kampong Speu, Koh Kong), produced 102,000 tonnes sugar, according to Khmer times.
India – 2020/21 sugar output likely to be 2 million tonnes less from cane diversion to ethanol production [Full subscriber]
With the 2020-21 sugarcane crushing season underway, the sugar industry is betting on sugar output declining by 2 million tonnes at the expense of ethanol production, according to local press reports.
In order to introduce transparency in the sugar sector, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) to operationalize Video Analytics Rules, 2020, that will effectively monitor output via an electronic device.
Brazil’s total sugar production in the 2020-21 season (April-March) is expected to grow 32% and reach a record 39.33 million tonnes as mills allocate more cane to sugar production and less to ethanol, according to a press release from the government’s food supply agency Conab.
The reform in the sugar sector has helped increase both sugar and ethanol output, according to Gashaw Ayichluhim, Corporate Communication Executive Officer, Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, reported The Ethiopian Herald.
Russia’s sugar production is expected to decline to 5.8-6.4 million tonnes this year, from 7.8 million tonnes in 2019, the Interfax news agency reported, citing an estimate by IKAR agriculture consultancy.
Widespread rain across key cane- growing regions – up to 800mm recorded in parts of north-east Australia – has strengthened yield prospects for the incoming 2020 crush, says Rabobank in its Q1 report. Though the risk of cyclones and floods cannot be discounted.