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India: Sugar mills in UP to start crushing with record opening stock
DATE 28Aug 2019

The sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s top sugar producer, are likely to start crushing operations from October-end. The projections for the coming season indicate record domestic sugar opening stock of 1.45 crore tones metric tons. While western UP units will start operations after Diwali in the last week of October, the sugar mill in… Read More »

Brazil: Raw sugar crashes to 11-month low as Brazil’s real slides
DATE 28Aug 2019

Raw sugar prices on ICE tumbled on Tuesday to their lowest levels in 11 months, while arabica coffee prices also slipped, both markets dragged by a slide in the currency of top-grower Brazil. October raw sugar settled down 0.19 cent, or 1.7%, at 11.24 cents per lb, after sliding to 11.16 cents per pound, the lowest… Read More »

India: Not paid, cane growers on warpath against govt, mills
DATE 28Aug 2019

Three months after the 2018-19 cane crushing season came to an end, the cash-strapped government is yet to pay the subsidy of Rs 25 per quintal to growers in the state. As a result, farmers have launched an agitation against the government. Hundreds of cane growers held a protest outside the sugar mill at Mukerian and… Read More »

Brazil: Center-South Brazil H1 August sugarcane crush up 31.6% on year
DATE 28Aug 2019

The sugarcane crush in the key Center-South region of Brazil is expected to total 44.32 million mt in the first half of August, an increase of 31.6% on the year, an S&P Global Platts survey of analysts showed Thursday. The large increase over last year was due to heavy rains in the first half of August… Read More »