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USA: Sugar crop set to break state records
DATE 21Nov 2018

Despite heavy rain, Louisiana’s sugar-cane crop could break state harvesting records this year despite rainy weather, officials say. “We have a tremendously good crop out there,” LSU AgCenter sugar-cane specialist Kenneth Gravois said in a news release. “We could beat the record crop we had last year.” This year’s harvest is estimated at 16 million… Read More »

Uganda: Sugar industry set for major shakeup
DATE 21Nov 2018

Last year, data from Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association shows that the country produced 365,000 tons of sugar which according to revised estimates increased 17% this year to reach 428,000 metric tons by the end of December. This will rise further by an estimated 100,000 metric tons by the end of next year when two new… Read More »

Pakistan: Brazil seeks to boost economic ties with Pakistan, says diplomat
DATE 21Nov 2018

Ambassador of Brazil to Pakistan Caludio Raja Gabagila on Monday said that his country was seeking to bolster economic ties with Pakistan and raise bilateral trade from the existing $660 million to a noteworthy level. He was speaking at a meeting with the business community and traders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during his visit to Sarhad… Read More »

Australia: Rabobank Sugar Symposium in Ayr
DATE 21Nov 2018

The volatile and cyclical nature of the sugar industry was discussed in a global context at the inaugural Rabobank sugar symposium in Ayr last week. About 200 growers travelled from across North Queensland growing regions including Mossman and Mackay to hear tips from international experts about how best to manage fluctuations in profitability. Rabobank’s global… Read More »

Singapore: European sugar beet industry calls on EU to prevent Brexit causing ‘triangular trade’
DATE 21Nov 2018

European sugar beet manufacturers — represented by CEFS, the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers, and sugar beet growers, represented by CIBE, the International Confederation of European Beet Growers — has called on the European Commission to “take steps to prevent” the UK government from reducing duties on imports of raw sugar.