Indian sugar output up nearly 7 percent, but exports disappoint

Output from October through December reached 11.05 MMT of sugar, up from 10.36 MMT a year ago. According to ISMA, the bump in production is due to early starts for crush in Maharashtra and Karnataka, but the association warns that sugarcane output will be [...]

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Could dry weather pressure Brazil’s soybean, corn, and cane crops?

With January among the wetter months for Brazil, rains in the weeks ahead will be key to crop development. With Brazil’s growing role as an exporter of corn and soybeans, the trade will be watching the rains closely. Below-average rains have been observed and [...]

Indonesia’s share of the global cinnamon market is falling

In 2017, global cinnamon production totaled nearly 224,150 metric tons, up 7 percent from five years earlier as demand continues to grow. The U.S. and India, the world’s top two destinations, are expressing robust demand for the spice. Indonesia has managed to hold on [...]

A monk fruit plantation… in India?

Extracted from luo han guo or monk fruit, mogroside compounds can be refined to yield a low-calorie sweetener. The result is a high-intensity alternative sweetener, around 150 to 300 times the sweetness of sugar. Like stevia, the sweetener has a slightly odd flavor that requires some form of flavor remediation. [...]

Indian sugar 2018/19 crop update

With Brazil keeping its focus firmly on cane ethanol manufacturing, the market has been keeping an eye on India, which despite weather concerns is still the heir apparent as the top sugar producer in 2018/19. News of pest damage and prior dry conditions cutting [...]

Almond shipments down 10 percent

Aug-Sep 2018/19 domestic almond shipments, at 117 million pounds, were just shy of last season’s record volume for the first two months of the marketing year, but export shipments of 206 million pounds began 2018/19 down 15 percent year over year. Shipments to China [...]

India sugar subsidies & policies find controversy, criticism

With Brazil crushing most of its cane for ethanol this season, India is slated to be the world’s top sugar producer for the 2018/19 season. And with a lack of fresh fundamentals of any significance, news from India can move the world sugar market, [...]

Brazil’s sugarcane contest: Sugar or ethanol

“Buy land: they’re not making it anymore.” The question of guns vs. butter is more theoretical than literal these days, but many countries face a more immediate dilemma: food vs. fuel. Should limited arable land be dedicated preferentially to food production, or should more [...]