Mexican cane campaign pace picks up slightly

Estandard pricing is flat week on week, while refined appreciated 1.2 percent from the previous week, unsurprising given that refined stocks are seen as tighter this season. Through the 14th week of the crush campaign, harvest area picked up slightly and is now 27 [...]

Mexico sugar output still behind at end of 2019

Through Dec. 28, harvested area for the 2019/20 Mexican sugarcane campaign was down 30 percent YOY. Cane crush was down 29 percent YOY, an improvement from being down 38 percent YOY two weeks prior. Similarly, sugar production has made up some ground, from down [...]

Sugarcane bioplastics continue commercial rollout

Plastic production began less than 100 years ago but grew rapidly due to its malleability and other convenient properties. The concerning environmental impact from petroleum-derived plastics has prompted a shift away from that traditional feedstock. Toy companies, for example, are reducing their environmental footprint [...]

Australian wildfires visible from space

Having burned through over 15.6 million acres, the Australian wildfires have forced thousands to evacuate. Fires have been particularly intense along Australia’s east coast, with New South Wales suffering severe damage and Victoria declaring a state of disaster. Coastal communities, where fires were fanned [...]

Will re-export values decline in 2020?

Re-export credit values have been one of the bright spots for sugar-containing products for exporters that participate in USDA’s re-export program, especially since the Suspension Agreements with Mexico were put in place. Over the last ten years, spot re-export credits using a formula of [...]

Slow October sugar deliveries to beverage sector

October 2019 sugar deliveries to the beverage sector totaled 59,700 short tons (ST), per FSA reporting. This volume was down over 5 percent from deliveries in October 2019. Deliveries to the beverage sector represented 6 percent of all sugar deliveries for human use and [...]