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India: Govt fixes 2.1 MT quota for sugar sale in May
DATE 3May 2019

Sugar mills can sell 2.1 million tonne of the sweetener in the open market in the current month, higher than the April quota of 1.8 million tonne, according to a food ministry order. The quota also includes additional quantity given as incentive to mills for achieving more than 75 per cent of their export target… Read More »

USA: Ethanol stocks hold near 7-month low
DATE 3May 2019

Ethanol supply in the United States was little changed at 22.695 million barrels (bbl) as of April 26, holding near a seven-month low. Meanwhile, ethanol production reversed down from a 14-week high, according to data released Wednesday, May 1, by the Energy Information Administration. Data shows domestic ethanol supply narrowed a surplus against a year… Read More »

USA: Ethanol margins improve slightly
DATE 3May 2019

Falling corn prices and rising ethanol prices have given a shot in the arm to DTN’s hypothetical 50-million-gallon plant based in South Dakota. However, the plant continues to see double-digit losses. In the past year, ethanol companies have sold plants and others have been cutting costs, including laying off employees, in an attempt to survive… Read More »

Uganda: Opposition MPs to meet farmers over sugar bill
DATE 3May 2019

The Leader of Opposition (LOP), Ms Betty Aol Ocan, is to lead a team of Opposition Members of Parliament on a parallel consultation with sugarcane growers over the new sugar law. President Museveni on Tuesday stopped Parliament from debating the Sugar Bill, 2016, which was recently reintroduced after it was returned in March. He rejected… Read More »

Nepal: No market for dearer domestic sugar
DATE 3May 2019

Sugar mills in west Nawalparasi are struggling enough to clear their stock due to market competition, said entrepreneurs. It is difficult for Nepali sugar mills to compete with the cheaper sugar imported from foreign countries. Durga Prasad Chaturbedi, sales section chief of Indira Sugar Mill based in west Nawalparasi, said as much as 21,000 quintals… Read More »