In recent weeks, prospects for US sugar production have declined significantly due to adverse weather in both sugar beet and sugarcane regions. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in its Nov. 8 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report has projected a significant decline in 2019-20 sugar output with stocks-to-use ratio forecast to drop to dangerously low 10.5%.
Turkey’s sugar beet production is forecast at 20.5 million tonnes in 2019/20 and is expected to result in the production of 2.7 million tonnes of sugar. This is similar to the output last year, according to the latest USDA Gain report.
Sugar cane production in Sindh, the second major sugar-producing region, dropped from 21.625 million tonnes (mlt) in 2017/18 to 15.930 mlt in 2018/19. The respective sugar output was 2.2814 mlt and 1.7193 mlt.
The Philippines is expected to import some 400,000 tonnes of sugar for the current crop year (2019/20) as local production will not be able to cover increasing demand according to the latest report of the US Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS).
Sugar production increased by 16.8% to 359,219.25 tonnes in 2018/19 from 307,431.26 tonnes in 2017/18, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Omary Mgumba, told Parliament.
Russia is forecast to produce a record 6.4-6.7 mln tonnes of beet white sugar in 2019/20 compared with 5.9 million tons in 2018/19, said the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR).
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.
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).
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.
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.