International Sugar Journal

EU – 2020/21 sugar production falls by 11% to 14.5 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

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.

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Cuba – 2021 sugar output forecast to drop by 25% to under 1 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

The 2021 sugar production could be around 900,000 tonnes, a 25% drop, according to state media reports Reuters.

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Mauritius – 2020 sugar production drops by 18% due to drought [Full subscriber]

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.

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Cambodia – Sugar production increases to 102,000 tonnes [Full subscriber]

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.

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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.

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Pakistan – PSMA agrees to electronic surveillance of sugar production lines [Full subscriber]

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.

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Brazil – 2020/21 sugar output to exceed 39 million tonnes says Conab [Full subscriber]

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.

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Ethiopia – Sugar and ethanol production on the rise on the back of sector reform [Full subscriber]

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.

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Russia – 2020 sugar output forecast to decline by over 1 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

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.

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Australia – Rabobank forecasts 2020 sugar output at 4.2 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

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.

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