South Africa: Domestic sugar demand could cut Brazil exports

Brazil is seeing an unrivalled surge in domestic demand for sugar, as an added appetite within the world’s largest producer is aggravating woes for a world struggling from shortfalls.

Mills in Brazil’s Center-South region, which account for 90% of the nation’s sugar production, sold almost 10% more of the commodity to the domestic market from April through October than the same period last year, according to industry group Unica. “Most of the additional volume was sold to the industry,” Unica director Antonio de Padua Rodrigues said.