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India: Non-payment of cane dues – Farmers to protest on May 28
DATE 23May 2020

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Doaba) will hold a dharna against non-payment of sugarcane dues by private and government sugar mills on May 28 in Phagwara. “The government is not helping us in the matter. We have given several letters and memorandum to officials and leaders in this regard but to no avail,” members of the… Read More »

India: Sugar production hits record level in UP, Maha output falls 43pc
DATE 23May 2020

India’s sugar production has declined by nearly 19 per cent as on May 15, while 63 mills are still in operation, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Monday. In Maharashtra, sugar production, till May 15, was 60.87 lakh tonnes, compared to 107.15 lakh tonnes produced in 2018-19, 46.3 lakh tonnes less than last year.… Read More »

India: Brazil – Conab expects sugar prices to decline in coming months
DATE 23May 2020

Sugar prices in Brazil are expected to decline in the coming months as the 2020/21 sugarcane crushing season progresses and production increases, said Brazil’s National Supply Company (Conab) in its monthly report, according to Brazil’s Agencia Udop. A rise in Brazilian sugar exports should help to partially mitigate the expected price fall in the market,… Read More »

USA: Brazilian sugar premiums rise on logistical bottlenecks
DATE 23May 2020

Logistical inefficiency to export raw sugar is raising market concerns about possible delays to deliver the sweetener to end consumers within June, encouraging some trading houses to raise premiums for named berths. Brazil has been playing an import role in lowering the global sugar deficit for 2019-20 (October-September) by maximizing its sugar production in the… Read More »

USA: H1 May Center-South Brazil sugar production to surge 53% on year – survey
DATE 23May 2020

Sugar production in the first half of May in Brazil’s key Center-South region is expected to total 2.461 million mt, a spike of 53% year on year, according to the consensus expectations of analysts surveyed by S&P Global Platts Thursday. Brazilian producers have been testing the industry’s limits on the maximum sugar output possible amid… Read More »