India: Little impact on Maharashtra sugar output despite widespread pest attack
DATE 1Feb 2019

Sugar production in Maharashtra is estimated to decline only by 0.5 per cent this year, despite reports of widespread white grub pest infestation in the standing cane crop in parts of drought-hit regions. Apex sugar trade body All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA) on Thursday estimated sugar output in Maharashtra at 10.1 million tonnes for… Read More »

Cyprus: Japan’s Dec ethanol imports slump 16% on year
DATE 1Feb 2019

Japan’s ethanol imports fell 8.45% month on month to 58,758 cu m in December 2018, and were lower by 16.18% year on year, Trade Statistics of Japan data released Wednesday showed. Imports of undenatured ethanol totaled 58,758 cu m, with Brazil remaining the biggest supplier at 45,319 cu up from 44,792 cu m in November.… Read More »

UK: Domestic corn ethanol to pressure Brazil’s US biofuels
DATE 1Feb 2019

According to AgriCensus, investments in new corn ethanol production capacity in Brazil’s Mato Grosso are underway.  President of Brazil’s corn ethanol producers’ association Unem, Ricardo Tomczyk has projected that new corn ethanol production will lead to surplus biofuel flowing into the country’s north and northeast regions, putting current US ethanol imports under pressure. Tomczyk stated,… Read More »

India: Cooperative mills produce 14 lakh quintals of sugar
DATE 1Feb 2019

State cooperative sugar mills have so far produced over 13.97 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 152.57 lakh quintals of sugarcane during the current crushing season. A spokesperson for the Haryana State Federation of Cooperative Sugar Mills said Cooperative Sugar Mill, Shahabad, has produced a maximum of over 2.65 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing… Read More »

Philippines: Gov’t may allow more sugar imports once rice tariffs approved
DATE 1Feb 2019

The government might allow more sugar imports to the Philippines to reduce prices of the commodity as soon as the rice tariffication bill becomes law, the National Economic and Development Authority said Thursday. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said sugar is very expensive in the Philippines because the supply is provided by only a few… Read More »