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India: Nearly 50 sugar mills in Maharashtra may not crush sugarcane this season
DATE 27Aug 2019

With cane growing districts in Maharashtra reporting losses due to floods, as many as 50 sugar mills in the state are unlikely to crush cane for the 2019-20 season due to lack of cane availability. For the sugar crushing season of 2018-19, which commenced on October 20 last, about 952.11 lakh tonne of sugarcane was… Read More »

Brazil: Brazil to reduce sugar exports further this year
DATE 27Aug 2019

Mills in Brazil’s center-south region have passed the half-way mark in the current sugar season after posting an ethanol-heavy performance similar to the last crop, cane industry group Unica said on Friday, adding that further cuts in sugar exports were likely. The plants continue to allocate only around 35% of the cane to produce sugar, near… Read More »

India: Govt mulls subsidy on 6 mln tn sugar export in 2019-20
DATE 14Aug 2019

he food ministry is likely to soon seek Cabinet approval for subsidising export of up to 6 mln tn of sugar in 2019-20 (Oct-Sep) to help clear the surplus in the domestic market and support domestic prices, three sources close to the development said. The ministry is likely to propose a subsidy of 10.50-11.0 rupees per kg on… Read More »

India: WTO likely to set up panel to decide on India’s sugar sops
DATE 14Aug 2019

Brazil, Australia and Guatemala have requested the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to set up dispute panels to rule on India’s sugar subsidies the second time round after India rejected the request at the last meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) last month. The request for dispute settlement panels put in by the three countries… Read More »

Brazil: Brazil Sugar-Ethanol Mill Maker Dedini Signs Cooperation Deal With India’s Praj
DATE 14Aug 2019

Brazil sugar-ethanol mill maker Dedini Indústrias de Base said on Monday it has signed a cooperation agreement with India’s Praj Industries to sell equipment for ethanol production, including technologies for corn-based biofuels. “Through this deal, Praj and Dedini will sell and install plants to produce ethanol from grains and also work to modernise existing ethanol… Read More »