Singapore: CS Brazil H1 September sugarcane crush seen down 13% on year: survey
DATE 25Sep 2018

The amount of sugarcane crushed in the first half of September in Brazil’s key Center-South region is expected to be 39.56 million mt, down 13% year on year and 8.7% lower than the previous two-week period, an S&P Global Platts survey of analysts found Monday.

USA: Sugar Harvest Soon to Begin in the RGV
DATE 25Sep 2018

A sugar harvest is set to begin soon in the Rio Grande Valley. Dale Kerstetter with Valley Sugar Growers Inc. in Santa Rosa says about 37,000 acres of sugar cane fields will be harvested starting next week.

India: Heavy rainfall brings misery for farmers in Punjab
DATE 25Sep 2018

The ongoing heavy spell of rain across Punjab a week before the start of procurement from October 1 has reportedly done considerable damage to the paddy crop. Apart from paddy, the rain is not good for other kharif crops – cotton, maize and sugarcane — as well.

Nigeria: SOFTS-Raw sugar slides 4 pct on weak Brazil currency, India export worries
DATE 25Sep 2018

Raw sugar futures fell more than 4 percent to approach a one-month low on Monday, pressured by a weaker Brazilian currency and worries about possible exports from India, while New York cocoa rallied from a one-month low hit in the previous session.s  

UAE: Laying foundation stone for Oman Sugar Refining Plant in Sohar Port
DATE 25Sep 2018

The foundation stone of Oman Sugar Refining Plant was laid down today at Sohar Port under the auspices of Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, in the presence of Shaikh Muhanna bin Saif al Lamki, Governor of North Al Batinah, a number of undersecretaries and a group of businessmen.