India: Maharashtra mills gear up to export 15 lakh tonnes of sugar by March 18
DATE 15Oct 2018

With Brazil, Europe and Thailand lowering their production estimates, coupled with depreciation of the rupee, Maharashtra’s sugar industry has ramped up efforts to export 15 lakh tonnes of sugar till March.  The central government has also decided to take weekly review of sugar exports as the country plans to export total of 9 million tonnes… Read More »

Brazil: Vilified sugar has best rallies in years
DATE 15Oct 2018

The biggest rally in sugar prices in a decade isn’t convincing many of a sustained turnaround for the worst commodity in recent years. London’s Sugar Week kicked off on Monday last week on the back of raw sugar’s best weekly gain since 2008, a surge driven by a stronger currency in top producer Brazil. But… Read More »

Thailand: Sugar industry must swallow bitter pill
DATE 15Oct 2018

Challenges lie ahead for the global sugar industry and Thai producers must prepare for higher  productivity and costcutting, says Isara Vongkusolkit, chairman of Mitr Phol Group, the world’s fifth-largest sugar producer,  Thai farmers should change their thinking when it comes to production, he said. “They should not be preoccupied with prices, but should instead focus… Read More »

Kenya: Cane farmers urge Uhuru to rein in cartels importing cheap sugar
DATE 15Oct 2018

Sugarcane farmers want President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop sugar imports to save the industry. Chemelil Sugar Company chairman Zedekiah Bundotich, better known as Buzeki, says Uhuru should stop sugar imports to allow local farmers to benefit. Buzeki, who led the company’s board of directors during a meeting with farmers at Chemelil complex on Friday, said… Read More »

India: Advance crushing of sugarcane-Congress leader
DATE 15Oct 2018

Congress leader Satpal Kaushik has demanded that the crushing operations of sugar mills should be advanced to the first week of November. Usually, sugar mills open in the last week of November. “If sugar mills start crushing in the first week of November, farmers will benefit in two ways. One, they will have enough time… Read More »