Sweetener consumers (or lack thereof) broken into segments

Findings from a recent ADM study suggest that the processed food industry is focusing less on engineering products to meet labels claims and more on the ingredients list of existing products. ADM’s Amy Williams highlighted that packaging claims such as “reduced sugar” or “diet” [...]

Sugar deliveries declined during spring

With delivery data for two months under COVID-19, March and April, USDA lowered 2019/20 sugar deliveries for food use by 75,000 STRV in the June WASDE. After huge April imports because of the quota increases, USDA is placing YTD deliveries for food use by [...]

Brazil center-south sugar production up 66 percent in new season

From April through May, Brazil’s center-south crush was up 12 percent YOY at 144.8 MMT of sugarcane. Some 46 percent of cane for these two months was crushed for sugar, up from 33 percent a year prior. With recovery at 55 kg of sugar [...]

Food deliveries through April down half a percent YOY

U.S. sugar deliveries for human use, including re-exports, totaled 6.094 million ST from October through April, down half a percent from the same period a year ago. For 2019/20 through April, the top use category remains bakery and cereal, though deliveries to the sector [...]

FAO’s Food Price Index at 17-month lows

FAO reports that its Food Price Index (FPI) fell in May for the fourth consecutive month, bringing the Index to its lowest level since December 2018, a 17-month low. Adjusted for inflation, May’s FPI fell 2 percent from April and was down 6 percent [...]

Ethanol use continues upward climb

For the week ending May 22, ethanol production continued its upward trend to 724,000 barrels per day (bpd), a four-week high but down roughly 32 percent from this time last year. Weekly production rose each week in May. Ethanol use by blenders and refiners averaged [...]

Brazilian sugar production, exports recovering in new season

From April through mid-May, Brazil’s center south campaign saw reported crush of 103.0 MMT of cane, up an impressive 22 percent YOY and up nearly 16 percent from the five-year average. Sugar production reached 5.49 MMT, up 84 percent YOY and up 44 percent [...]

Atlantic to see more major tropical storms & hurricanes in 2020

NOAA is predicting an atypically active Atlantic hurricane season this year, with a 60 percent chance of an above-normal season from June 1 through November 30. The forecast calls for between 13 and 19 named storms and from three to six major hurricanes. One [...]

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