International Sugar Journal

Iran – Self-sufficient in sugar production targeted by 2021 [Registered]

Iran aims to be self-sufficient sugar production within three years, the deputy agriculture minister Abbas Keshavarz said, according to local press reports.

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EU – 2017-18 sugar output should reach 20.2 million tonnes says Commission [Registered]

European Union sugar production is forecast at 20.2 million tonnes (mlt) in 2017-2018 against 16.8 mlt in 2016/2017, according to the European Commission.

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Angola – Slight increase in 2017 sugar output [Registered]

The Angolan Bioenergy Company (Biocom) is expected to produce 63,000 tonnes of sugar this year, according to local press reports.

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Russia – 2017/18 sugar output may exceed 6.6 million tonnes [Registered]

Beet sugar output in the current campaign is forecast at over 6.6 million tonnes by the Institute for Agrarian Market Studies (IKAR). Last year Russia produced 6.2 million tonnes of sugar.

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Guyana – 2017 sugar output falls to 27-year low [Registered]

Sugar output in Guyana in 2017 is expected to fall by nearly a quarter from last year to nearly 140,000 tonnes, the lowest in 27 years, according to the State-run Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco).

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Cameroon -SOSUCAM plans to expand sugar production by over 30% [Registered]

The Sugar Company of Cameroon (SOSUCAM) plans to produce 160,000 tons of sugar a year by 2023, against a little over 120,000 tons now, according to local press reports.

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South Africa – 2017/18 sugar output 27% up from previous year [Registered]

The 2017/18 sugar output in South Africa is forecast to increase to 1.97 million tonnes, up by 27% from the previous year, according to the latest report from USDA.

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Turkey – 2017/18 sugar output forecast at 2.5 million tonnes by USDA [Registered]

Turkey is forecast to produce 2.5 million tonnes of sugar in 2017/18 according to the recent report from USDA.

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Russia – Sugar exports encouraged by Prime Minister Medvedev [Full subscriber]

The Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development should develop measures to expand sugar exports from Russia by December 5 this year, according to local press reports.

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Zambia – New US$200 million sugar project awaiting planning approval [Full subscriber]

The Indian company Nava Bharat, through its local subsidiary, Kawambwa Sugar Limited (KSL), recently submitted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report to the Zambia Environmental Management Authority to pave way for the development 10,000 hectares integrated sugar estate in Kawambwa.

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