January WASDE forecasts lower grain stocks

The January 2022/23 U.S. corn outlook is for reduced supplies, exports, domestic use, and ending stocks compared to December estimates. USDA lowered forecast supply because of the reduction of the harvested corn area, affecting production. Domestic use declined 35 million bushels to 12 billion [...]

Appeals for expanded India sugar export quota

Out of the initial Indian export quota of 6 MMT of sugar for 2022/23, between 5.3 and 5.5 MMT had already been sold at the end of December 2022, per Hindu Business Line. In 2021/22, India exported 11.2 MMT of sugar, and expectations are [...]

India 2021/22 sugar production projected stronger at 35 MMT

In a new estimate, ISMA sees total 2021/22 sugar production at 35.0 MMT—some 1.5 MMT above our most recent estimate. The new forecast is based on improved cane tonnage and strong sugar recovery (i.e., sugar content) even though total planted area has not grown [...]

India sugar export subsidy, ethanol price hike approved

Export subsidy policy continued: India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved an export subsidy of Rs. 10,448 per MT (around US$6.63 cents per cwt) for 2019/20 exports. Total cost is officially estimated at Rs. 62.68 billion (more than US$875 million). Despite objections—WTO complaints—from [...]

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, [...]

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