Tracking lower sugar production & sugar share of cane use in Brazil

In the first half of December, cane crush in Brazil’s center-south was up 21.9 percent YOY. With the sugar share—the percentage of sugarcane crushed for sugar rather than for ethanol manufacturing—for that period at just 28 percent, sugar production was only 418,000 metric tons [...]

Update on Brazil’s center-south cane campaign

As anyone following world sugar this season is now amply aware, Brazil’s cane mills are heavily favoring the manufacture of ethanol over sugar this season. In the first half of November, the ethanol share of cane crush was 66 percent, up from nearly 58 [...]

Sugar ending stocks in Mexico to rise next year

Mexican sugar production for 2018/19 is now projected at around 6 million metric tons (MMT) according to Huberto Jasso, head of CNIAA, the sugar and alcohol industry association. This is in line with 2017/18 production, which was slightly above 6 MMT. This year, Mexico [...]

Brazil’s focus on ethanol production continues

For the current crop year, running from April 2018 through March 2019, Brazil’s center-south sugar production is up by 2.3 percent from last season, reaching 398 million metric tons (MMT) of cane as of the end of August. Total sugar production, however, is down [...]

Another uptick for Asia’s 2017/18 sugar production

Thanks to favorable weather and gains in planted hectarage, forecast 2017/18 sugar output must again be raised for several Asian origins. India has shaken off the last effects of drought for some states, and this season the government’s concerns over prior volatility in domestic [...]

Brazil ends 2017/18 center-south campaign

Brazil’s center-south crush reached 596.3 million metric tons (MMT) of cane from April 2017 through March 2018, down by nearly 2 percent from crush for its 2016/17 campaign. Usage of that cane for sugar manufacturing was slightly higher in the last season, 46.5 percent [...]

Thai sugar output gains help boost world 2017/18 supply

Through the end of March, Thailand’s sugar output breezed past 12.0 million metric tons (MMT) for the 2017/18 campaign to date. Previous output forecasts closer to 11.9 were perhaps too conservative given the favorable weather and higher planted area for this season. Our updated [...]