International Sugar Journal

Cuba – 2020/21 harvest expected to yield over 800,000 tonnes sugar – 30% below target [Full subscriber]

There will be a shortfall of some 30% from the planned target of 1.2 million tonnes raw sugar at the close of 2020/21 harvest, according to Jose Carlos Santos Ferrer, first vice president of state sugar monopoly AZCUBA speaking to the state Cuban News Agency, reported Reuters.

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Turkey – Sugar production forecast to remain unchanged at 2.75 million tonnes in 2021/21 [Full subscriber]

Sugar beet production and acreage are forecast at 19.5 million tonnes and 320,000 hectares in 2021/22, assuming favourable growing conditions in line with last year under the production quota, according to USDA’s latest attaché report.

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Egypt close to self-sufficiency in sugar production [Full subscriber]

Egypt is likely to become self-sufficient in sugar production by 2022 according to the Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali El Moselhy.

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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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