International Sugar Journal

Cuba – 2018/19 export commitments fulfilled despite fall in sugar output [Full subscriber]

The Cuban state-run sugar monopoly Azcuba met its export commitments for this season despite output falling by 13%, according to the company spokesman Liobel Perez speaking to the official Prensa Latina news agency.

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El Salvador – 2018/19 sugar output soars to 787,980 tonnes [Full subscriber]

The 2018/2019 harvest exceeded the expectations of the Salvadoran producers and closed with a production of 17.13 million quintals (787,980 tonnes) of sugar, the highest level in the last six years, according to the Salvadoran Council of the Sugar Agroindustry (CONSAA).

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Cuba – 2018/19 sugar output expected to be below planned 1.5 million tonnes [Registered]

The head of Cuba’s state sugar monopoly AZCUBA said on 12th March that output of raw sugar was 18% behind schedule with just a month of optimal harvesting conditions left in the season, reported Reuters.

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Peru – 2019 sugar output to increase by 15% [Full subscriber]

Sugar production in 2019 is forecast to rise by 15% to 1,294,600 tonnes, according to the executive director of the Peruvian Association of Agroindustrial Sugar and Derivatives (APAAD), Diego Cateriano.

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Angola – Biocom’s 2019 sugar output expected to increase to 100,000 tonnes [Full subscriber]

The Angolan bioenergy company Biocom expects to produce 100,000 tonnes of sugar this year, an increase of 37% compared with the 73,000 tonnes produced in 2018, said Luís Júnior, the deputy director general of the company, according to local press reports.

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Colombia – 2018 sugar output and exports increase by 10% [Full subscriber]

Between January and November 2018, the industry milled 23 million tonnes of cane, that is, 3% percent more than in 2017, with sugar production expected to reach 2.44 million tonnes with an increase of 9% compared to a year ago, according to the Sugar Cane Growers Association of Colombia (Asocaña).

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Mexico – 2018/19 sugar exports to rise as production increases and local demand drops [Full subscriber]

Mexico’s sugar exports are slated to jump over 30 percent in 2018-19 due to the combination of production surplus and reduction in domestic consumption due to health concerns, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest attaché report.

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Angola – Biocom forecasts sugar output of 100,000 tonnes in 2018 [Full subscriber]

Angola’s Bioenergy Company (Biocom) is predicting 2018 sugar output at 100,000 tonnes. According to Fernando Koch, the Commercial Director, the company has produced 55,000 tonnes of sugar.

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Russia – 2018/19 beet sugar output likely to be between 5.5 mln and 6.3 mln tonnes [Full subscriber]

Both the Russian Sugar Producers Union (Soyuzrossakhar) and the Russian statistical office (Rosstat) forecast a reduced sugar output than the previous year of 6.62 mln tonnes. Soyuzrossakhar forecasts an output of 6 mln tonnes while Rosstat puts it at between 5.5 mln and 6.3 mln tonnes, according to local press reports.

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Senegal achieves self-sufficiency in sugar production [Full subscriber]

The Senegalese Sugar Company (CSS) achieved a record production of 144,000 tonnes at the end of the campaign that has just ended, according to local press reports. 

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