NEW YORK, Oct 26 Ethanol production and
consumption in India, the world's third largest fuel market, is
expected to increase quickly in coming years as the government
seems keen to push the industry to higher blend rates, an
industry official said on Monday.
SAO PAULO/NEW YORK Global commodities trader and food processor Cargill plans to diversify further, investing in more elaborate, higher-valued products that can meet consumer demands in an increasingly complex market, an official in its South American business said.
NEW YORK Americans are drinking just as much coffee during the pandemic, as often as before, but at home instead of in coffee shops and restaurants, a poll released on Wednesday showed.
NEW YORK Coffee traders are struggling to ship cargos out of Brazilian ports because of a shortage of available containers or space in vessels to hold them, according to traders and analysts.
(Adds data, comments from industry group Unica)
By Luciano Costa and Marcelo Teixeira
SAO PAULO/NEW YORK, Oct 9 Sugar production and
ethanol exports increased sharply in Brazil in September as
mills enter the final weeks of the current season, but the
extremely dry weather started to hit cane agricultural yields,
industry group Unica said on Friday.
Brazil's center-south sugar output reached 2.86 million
tonnes in the second half of September, 59% more than in the
same period a year earlier, as mills sharply favor the sweetener
in their production strategies at the expense of ethanol.
Plants crushed 14% more cane in the period, or 40.22 million
tonnes, with above-average dry weather boosting harvest pace.
However, Unica said the excessive dry climate has started to
hurt agricultural yields.
Based on data from 90 mills in September, Unica said average
yield was 71.97 tonnes of cane per hectare, 1.4% less than seen
a year earlier.
"That is still preliminary data, but shows a change on what
we have seen so far in the season," said Unica's technical
director Antonio de Padua Rodrigues. Yields this year had been
higher than last year all the way from the start of the crop in
Unica said ethanol exports increased 65% in September to 331
million liters, as mills take advantage of the weak currency to
boost foreign sales.
See below detailed figures from Unica's crop report (cane
and sugar in million tonnes, ethanol* in billion liters, total
recoverable sugar-TRS in kg per tonne):
BRAZIL'S CENTER-SOUTH - 2ND HALF OF SEPT. (ANNUAL COMPARISON)
2019/20 2020/21 % CHANGE
CANE CRUSH 35.20 40.22 14.26
SUGAR OUTPUT 1.79 2.86 59.57
ETHANOL OUTPUT 2.23 2.16 -3.30
TRS (kg/T) 157 161 2.58
CANE TO SUGAR 34% 46%
BRAZIL'S CENTER-SOUTH CUMULATIVE DATA - 2019/20 VS 2020/21
2019/20 2020/21 % CHANGE
CANE CRUSH 474 499 5.30
SUGAR OUTPUT 21.84 31.95 46.23
ETHANOL OUTPUT 25.34 23.44 -7.47
TRS (kg/T) 136 142 4.42
CANE TO SUGAR 35% 46%
Source: Cane Industry Group Unica
*Includes corn-based ethanol
(Reporting by Luciano Costa and Marcelo Teixeira
Editing by Chris Reese and Grant McCool)
NEW YORK The staggering size of the most recent raw sugar delivery by market players holding futures contracts in New York, a record 2.62 million tonnes, has traders concerned that demand is fading in important markets like China.
SAO PAULO/NEW YORK, Sept 23 A series of fires
hitting cane fields in Brazil's centre-south region are unlikely
to change the outlook for sugar production in the current
season, but could impact next year's season, cane industry group
Unica said on Wednesday.
MUMBAI/NEW YORK India is facing potential delays in the harvest of its massive sugarcane crop, threatening supply worldwide, as millions of migrant workers needed for the harvest may be scared to travel as coronavirus infections surge throughout the country.
NEW YORK British food trader and supply chain services provider Czanikow Group Ltd said on Thursday it will start operations in the Brazilian ethanol and power markets, as it expands its business with local sugar mills that also produce fuel and electricity.
NEW YORK, Aug 27 British food trader and supply
chain services provider Czanikow Group Ltd said on Thursday it
will start operations in the Brazilian ethanol and power
markets, as it expands its business with local sugar mills that
also produce fuel and electricity.