Thailand’s pineapple juice exports begin to recover

Thailand exported almost 105,000 MT of pineapple juice concentrate (PJC) in 2017, up 23 percent from volumes in 2015 and 2016 but still well below more typical volumes just five years ago. The country’s pineapple production was hit hard in 2015 and 2016 by [...]

Mexican elections bring uncertainty to NAFTA

Sugar prices continued declining as supply began to pile up. Production is in full swing, while exports remain unusually low. The peso is currently stable, though volatility should increase as presidential elections approach on July 1. The main candidates are Ricardo Anaya Cortes, representing [...]

Leaving droughts behind, rebound for Thai sugar production

After two years of severe drought, Thailand’s sugar production could rebound by more than 14 percent in 2017/18 to a three-year high. The newest official forecast stands at 108.5 MMT of cane, which could yield an estimated 11.5 MMT of sugar. This is up [...]

More distillers corn oil in the market

With the rise in ethanol production, dry mills have increasingly invested in corn oil production to capture the value of this manufacturing coproduct. Cumulative production of inedible distillers-grade corn oil (DCO) increased 15 percent year over year in both 2016 and 2017. DCO traditionally [...]