International Sugar Journal

USA – 2019-20 sugar output forecast to drop by over half a million tonnes [Full subscriber]

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%.

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Turkey – 2019/20 sugar beet output forecast at 20.5 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

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.

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Pakistan – 2018/19 cane and sugar production declined by 25% in Sindh [Full subscriber]

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.

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Philippines – 2019/20 imports expected to be 400,000 tonnes says USDA [Full subscriber]

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).

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Tanzania – 2018/19 sugar output increased by over 16% [Full subscriber]

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.

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Russia – 2019/20 beet sugar output to peak at over 6.4 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

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).

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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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