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Singapore: European sugar beet industry calls on EU to prevent Brexit causing ‘triangular trade’
DATE 22Nov 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.

India: India set to overtake Brazil as world’s biggest sugar producer
DATE 22Nov 2018

Brazil, traditionally the world’s top sugar producer, is poised to cede the crown to India for the first time in 16 years. Production in the Asian country this season may rise 5.2% to a record 35.9 million metric tonnes on increasing acreage and improving yields, the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service said Tuesday… Read More »

Jamaica: JMEA readies for fight with government on refined sugar imports
DATE 22Nov 2018

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) is shaping for a fight with the government on the importation of refined sugar for manufacturing purposes. Speaking at the body’s quarterly press briefing at its offices in downtown Kingston on Tuesday, President, Metry Seaga said members of the JMEA want to control their destiny, instead of the… Read More »

USA: UNICA-Anhydrous ethanol sales set new record in late October
DATE 22Nov 2018

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record during the second half of October, reaching 1.07 billion liters (282.66 million gallons). According to UNICA, mills in the south-central region of Brazil processed 24.86 million tons of sugarcane during the second half of October, down 17.53… Read More »

Pakistan: Sugarcane crop-Sindh govt orders mills to start crushing by month end
DATE 22Nov 2018

The Sindh government has ordered sugar millers to commence crushing by November 30, but it has not yet set a minimum sugarcane price to be paid to growers. Chairing a meeting of the Sindh Sugarcane Board, Sindh Agriculture Minister Muhammad Ismail Rahoo said the government would soon resolve the price issue but for the time… Read More »