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...

Russia - Raw sugar imports fall to 262,800 t in 2015

The Russian Federation imported only 262,800 tonnes of raw sugar in calendar 2015, down from 416,500 in 2014 and 687,000 tonnes in 2013, customs data show. The main suppliers during the period were Cuba (51.28%...

China - Sugar production drops 11% in January 2016

China produced 2,294,700 tonnes of sugar, white value, in January 2016, down 10.9% from 2,575,100 in the same month last year, China Sugar Association (CSA) data showed. Cane sugar output dropped to 2,195,100...

Brazil - Copersucar sees CS sugar production rising by 3 mln t in 2016/17

Sugar production in Brazil's Centre South will rise by about 3 mln tonnes to 33 mln, tel quel, in the 2016/17 crop year as the real tumbles, boosting earnings of the commodity sold in US dollars, said Copersuca...

India - Sugar output reaches 14.25 mln t as of end-January

India's sugar mills produced 14.253 mln tonnes of sugar, white value, in the 2015/16 (Oct/Sep) season as of January 31, up 623,000 tonnes from 13.630 mln produced by the same time last year, the Indian Sugar Mi...

Cuba - Sugarcane harvest hampered by rain and humidity

Cuban farmers spent January slogging through mud to harvest cane with low sugar yields as unseasonal rain and heat dashed hopes of equalling last year's output, Reuters reported.AZCUBA, the state-run sugar mono...

Russia - Beet sugar output estimate raised to 5.23 mln t

Russia’s sugar factories produced 5.145 mln tonnes of beet white sugar as of February 1, the Russian Sugar Producers Union (Soyuzrossakhar) reported. Three factories are expected to continue beet processing by ...

The European Union awarded 41,408 tonnes (tel quel) of import licences to countries pursuant the EPA/EBA agreements in the week to January 29, up from...

Russia - Raw sugar import duty to rise to $240 a tonne in March 2016

The raw sugar import duty charged by the customs union comprising Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will rise to $240 a tonne in March 2016 from $203 in ...

Mexico - Sugar output reaches 1.9 mln t as of end-January

Mexico's sugar mills produced 255,310 tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the week ended January 30, up from 242,320 a week earlier but slightly below 262,7...

Russia - Sucden to raise Kamensky sugar factory capacity

Sucden plans to raise the daily beet processing capacity of its Kamensky sugar factory in Penza region to 8,000 tonnes per day by 2018, the company’s ...

Russia - Rusagro sugar output rises 17% in 2015

Rusagro’s revenues rose by 25% in the 12 months ended December 31, 2015 to RUB82.5 bln ($1=RUB78.35) from RUB65.8 bln the year before. Revenue in the ...

Russia - Sugar beet area to rise to 1.07 mln ha in 2016

Russia aims to harvest at least 37.8 mln tonnes of sugar beet in 2016, said Russia’s First Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Yevgeny Gromyko. According ...

International - Middle East refining capacity seen inflated

Substantial new refining capacity for sugar coming onstream in the Middle East in the next few years is far in excess of forecast consumption, the hea...

 

South Africa - Illovo's 2015/16 sugar production to be down on the year

Illovo’s total sugar production is expected to be slightly lower than last year with volumes affected by exceptional and sustained drought in South Africa, and ...

Barbados - New sugar mill at risk as partner threatens to pull out

A major partner has threatened to pull out of the government's proposed BBD250 mln ($125 mln) Cane Industry Restructuring Project (CIRP) which is now in danger ...

Honduras - Sugar exports targeted to earn $70 mln

Honduras has targeted to earn $70 mln from sugar exports this season, but it will not be easy to reach that figure, taking into account the losses caused by dro...

Myanmar - Chinese crackdown on smuggling could lead to defaults

Up to one mln tonnes of sugar is trafficked into China every year, said Xu Xue, chief sugar industry researcher for China's agriculture ministry, said. Traders ...

Brazil - BNDES loans to sugar and ethanol industry fall by 60%

Brazil's National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) disbursed almost 60% fewer loans to the sugar and ethanol industry in 2015 than 2014 with the...

Moldova - Sugar beet harvest drops by 60.5% in 2015

Moldova produced 536,000 tonnes of sugar beet in 2015, which is 60.5% less than the 1.356 mln tonnes produced in 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics reporte...

European Union - Out-of-quota exports - January 22, 2016

The European Union granted 214.704 tonnes of export licences for out-of-quota isoglucose in the week to January 22, official data showed.This leaves 53,805.640 ...