An improving fundamental supply and demand setup has been playing a major role in the uptrend in sugar prices that has been seen since seven-year lows were hit in late August. However, we already cautioned in mid-December that a 50% surge in prices by then a...

Brazil - Centre/South sugar output jumps in late January

Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South sugarcane region produced a surprisingly high 97,033 tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the second half of January, after falling to 26,230 tonnes in the first half of the month,...

Pakistan - 2015 sugar exports drop amid delay of subsidy program

Pakistan's sugar exports in 2015 fell to 523,000 tonnes, white value, down from 643,000 tonnes the prior year and 1.030 mln in 2013, official data show. The downturn was the result of zero shipments between Au...

Germany - December campaign update confirms sharp drop in output

Germany produced 886,294 tonnes of beet white sugar in December 2015, down from 1,214,072 a month earlier and also below 1,113,828 in the same month last year, official data showed. This brought total sug...

United States - USDA reduces 2015/16 sugar output in February WASDE

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reduced its estimate of 2015/16 (Oct/Sep) sugar production to 8.849 mln short tons, raw value, from 8.934 mln a month earlier. Production of cane sugar in Florida was inc...

Cambodia - Giant sugar mill set to open in mid-March

A Chinese-owned agricultural company will inaugurate a $360 mln sugar mill in northern Cambodia on March 15, in what will be one of Asia’s largest sugar mills, according to local press reports. Rui Feng (Cambod...

Egypt - Temporary tariff on sugar imports to be cancelled

Egypt is cancelling a temporary tariff levied on sugar imports in 2015 after completing an investigation into possible dumping of the commodity, the ministry of trade said. Egypt said in April it would impose a...

Suedzucker announced that the 2015 crop year was a difficult one for organic beets as about 40% of the sown area had to be resown in the spring due to...

Germany - Suedzucker concludes 2015/16 beet campaign on January 17

Suedzucker concluded the 2015/16 beet campaign on January 17 when the group's last sugar factory ended beet processing (in Slovakia). The campaign for...

Netherlands - Sugar production falls to 790,000 t in 2015/16

Royal Cosun's revenues and profit in 2015 were worse than in 2014, but still better than expected, the company announced. Unsurprisingly, the decline...

European Union - Preferential EPA/EBA sugar imports - February 5, 2016

The European Union awarded 57,404 tonnes (tel quel) of import licences to countries pursuant the EPA/EBA agreements in the week to February 5, up from...

Canada - Lantic raises 2015/16 beet sugar estimate

Lantic Sugar, Canada's sole beet sugar producer, announced that the beet slicing campaign in Taber, Alberta, was completed in early January. Throughou...

Mexico - Sugar output crosses 2 mln tonnes

Mexico's sugar mills produced 251,958 tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the week ended February 6, hardly changed from 255,310 in the previous week but up...

Dominican Republic - Sugar production to rise in 2015/16

Sugar production in the 2015/16 harvest, which started in mid-December and is to be completed in June, is projected to rise to 522,679 tonnes, tel que...

 

Brazil - Glencore cane crush rises in 2015

Glencore said in a production report that it crushed 776,000 tonnes of cane in the fourth quarter of 2015, up sharply from 416,000 in the same period a year ago...

Australia - Trade minister criticised over Queensland sugar regulation

Trade Minister Andrew Robb has been warned that Australia has damaged its reputation as an investment destination following a decision by the Queensland Parliam...

Philippines - Sugar production lags year-ago pace

Sugar production in 2015/16 (Sep/Aug) season in the period to January 24 reached 1.102 mln tonnes, raw value, down from 1.202 mln produced by the same time last...

Kenya - Lack of Ugandan supplies triggers import licence cancellation

Kenya's Sugar Directorate said it has cancelled a number of import permits issued to some traders after they failed to secure sugar from Uganda within the stipu...

Mauritius - Alteo's pre-tax profit down 63.5% in Q2

Alteo's pre-tax profit fell 63.5% to MUR245.9 mln in the three months to December 31, the company said, blaming lower energy tariffs and a temporary mill closur...

Spain - Acor posts EUR10 mln loss for 2014/15

Beet cooperative Arcor posted a loss before tax of EUR9.96 mln in its financial year 2014/15 because of weak sugar prices and its own commitment to pay its memb...

United Kingdom - Tate & Lyle hit by currency weakness

Ingredients firm Tate & Lyle said in a trading statement for the third quarter ended December 31, 2015 that the group remains on track to deliver full year ...