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USA: UNICA: Ethanol production up in first half of April
DATE 5May 2018

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region produced significantly more ethanol during the first two weeks of the new harvest season when compared to the same period of the previous season. The new sugarcane harvest season began on April 1. During the first half of the month, mills in… Read More »

India: High oil price may support sugar industry; output to surpass all-time high
DATE 5May 2018

Domestic sugar sector, hit by slipping prices and mounting cane arrears pegged at Rs 200 billion, is keeping high hopes on a bump in oil prices coupled with an expected all-time high production of 32 million tonnes in 2017-18 to ride over the financial mess. High crude oil prices could prompt Brazil, the world’s largest… Read More »

Singapore: Food and Agriculture Organization Apr sugar price index down 4.8% on month to 176.6 points
DATE 5May 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization’s sugar price index was 176.6 points in April, down 8.9 points, or 4.8%, from March and a 24% year-on-year drop, FAO said. “Continued declines in sugar price quotations since last December are largely a reflection of a supply glut in the sugar market, especially in view of record outputs in… Read More »

UK: Drilled sugar beet emerging fast
DATE 5May 2018

Sugar beet planting saw somewhat of an East/West divide as heavy rain early in the w/c April 30 fell in Norfolk and Suffolk. British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) knowledge exchange and crop progression lead, Dr Simon Bowen says to the west of these counties, on lighter land, planting was going ahead. “There is better progress… Read More »

India: Sugar mills welcome subsidy to farmers
DATE 4May 2018

Sugar mills have welcomed the decision of the Government to re-introduce subsidy to sugarcane farmers, as part of fair and remunerative price. They feel this will reduce the losses for the mills. According to the Indian Sugar Mills’ Association, the quantum of ? 55 per tonne of sugarcane will work out to ? 1,550 crore… Read More »