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India: India to start exporting sugar to China from early 2019; targets 2 mn ton shipments-Govt
DATE 9Nov 2018

After a decade, India will next year resume exporting raw sugar to China as it eyes overseas markets to shed surplus stocks that have muted prices and created financial distress in mills. India plans to export 2 million tonnes of sugar to China to cut trade deficit with the neighbouring country, a government statement said.… Read More »

USA: Pests and drought set to cut Indian sugar output from record
DATE 9Nov 2018

Persistent dry weather and pest attacks are poised to cut India’s sugar output from a record this year even after farmers in the world’s second-largest producer increased plantings. Production may total 28.9 million metric tons in the year that began Oct. 1, according to SGS SA, a researcher hired by Bloomberg to survey farmers during September… Read More »

Malaysia: Soda tax may have short-term impact on sugar industry-CSR
DATE 9Nov 2018

Central Sugars Refinery Sdn Bhd (CSR) said the sugar industry might experience a short-term impact when soda tax is imposed but not in the medium to long term. Chief Executive Officer Hishammudin Hasan said the soda tax is part of an overall educational initiative for companies to produce sugar more responsibly. “The soda tax is… Read More »

Kenya: Kenya seeks to revamp Sugar Industry
DATE 9Nov 2018

Kenya on Wednesday formed a taskforce to help revamp the Sugar Industry which is facing a lot of challenges. Mwangi Kiunjuri, cabinet secretary in ministry of agriculture, livestock and irrigation, said that the task force would help identify the challenges and offer practical solutions which would address the industry’s competitiveness. “Over the years, the sugar… Read More »

Singapore: CS Brazil H2 October sugarcane crush down 21% on year; sugar mix record low-survey
DATE 9Nov 2018

The amount of sugarcane crushed in the second half of October in Brazil’s key Center-South region is expected to be 23.87 million mt, down almost 21% year on year and almost 7% lower than the previous two-week period, an S&P Global Platts survey of analysts found Thursday. This would be the lowest volume of cane… Read More »