SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Truckers blockading a major refinery in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais disbanded on Friday, allowing fuel supplies to normalize in the nation's second most populous state.
SAO PAULO/NEW YORK, Oct 8 India may be the only
country able to fill a looming global supply gap for sugar as
the Brazilian crop ends, making the world's sugar market
grateful for the Asian country that was once viewed as a threat
to the market's stability.
SAO PAULO/NEW YORK, Sept 13 Exports of green
coffee from Brazil, the world's largest producer, fell 27% in
August from a year earlier to 2.33 million 60-kg bags as
difficulties to find containers and space at vessels increased,
exporters association Cecafe said on Monday.
SAO PAULO/NEW YORK, Aug 24 Brazilian farmers who
had coffee fields severely damaged a month ago by the worst
frosts in 27 years have started taking out dead trees to make
room for new plantings, with some of them planning to switch
part of the affected land over to grains.
LONDON/NEW YORK/SAO PAULO Coffee leader Brazil is turning to stronger and more bitter robusta beans, which are hardier in the heat than the delicate arabica, in a sign of how climate change is affecting global markets - and shaping our favourite flavours.
SAO PAULO/NEW YORK Sugar prices hit their highest level in more than four years on Tuesday after a report confirmed damage to sugarcane crops in the world's larger producer Brazil from unusually harsh frosts in June and July.
SAO PAULO/NEW YORK High transoceanic freight prices caused sugar consumers around the world to pause their buying and use stocks, leading to a temporary glut of the sweetener in the main export port of Santos, Brazil, that drove down price differentials.
VARGINHA, BRAZIL (Reuters) -Brownish spots have stained large areas of coffee fields in the south of Brazil's top producer Minas Gerais, a sign that the worst cold snap in nearly 30 years will hurt production for at least the next two crops, according to an agronomist.
VARGINHA, BRAZIL, July 30 Flying over the coffee
region in the south of top Brazilian producer state Minas
Gerais, it is possible to see brownish spots stain large parts
of the fields, signs that the worst cold snap in nearly three
decades will hurt production for at least the next two crops.
SAO PAULO/NEW YORK, July 27 Brazil's
centre-south (CS) mills produced 2.94 million tonnes of sugar in
the first half of July, 2.8% less than a year ago, as
agricultural yields in the fields fall way behind last season's
levels, industry group Unica said on Tuesday.