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Philippines: Visayan Bloc backs initiatives to strengthen sugar industry
DATE 15Feb 2019

The Visayan Bloc in the House of Representatives said it is supporting any government initiatives that will only strengthen the local sugar industry and enhance competitiveness through appropriate regulation. In a statement Thursday, February 14, the Bloc led by Negros Occidental Alfredo Benitez said there is a proposal by certain economic managers to liberalize the… Read More »

USA: India may raise sugar sale price by as much as 10 percent
DATE 15Feb 2019

India, which vies with Brazil as the top sugar producer, may raise the minimum selling price of the sweetener by as much as 10 percent to help mills pay farmers on time, according to a government official Wednesday. The factory-gate selling price for millers may be increased to as much as 32 rupees (45 cents) per… Read More »

USA: Brazil mills likely to delay cane harvest due to weather, ethanol stocks
DATE 15Feb 2019

Mills in Brazil’s center-south are likely to start harvesting the new sugar cane crop later than usual to allow cane fields to take advantage of late rains while holding excess ethanol stocks after over-producing last year, analysts and millers said. Brazil’s 2019/20 cane crop in the main center-south region officially starts in April, but mills… Read More »

South Africa: Parliament engages with sugar industry
DATE 15Feb 2019

Trade and Industry committee continuously engages with sugar sector. Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry is well aware that the South African sugar industry is experiencing various challenges as it has been engaging the industry for over a year to alleviate the plight of local sugarcane farmers. Committee Chairperson, Ms Joanmariae Fubbs, said the… Read More »

USA: Sugarcane syrup market in Africa and Middle East expected to reach $2,074 million, globally, by 2023
DATE 15Feb 2019

The Africa and Middle East sugarcane syrup market size was $1,864 million in 2017, and is expected to reach $2,074 million by 2023, registering a CAGR of 1.8% from 2017 to 2023. Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) dominated Africa and Middle East sugarcane syrup market in 2017, accounting for more than half of the total… Read More »