• El Nino likely to head to an end over spring: Japan weather bureau El Nino likely to head to an end over spring: Japan weather bureau

    (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Friday the El Nino weather pattern, often linked to both heavy rainfall and drought, is continuing but added that the phenomena could end over spring.

    Jan 11, 2015

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  • Sugar price dips, despite halving in Brazil output Sugar price dips, despite halving in Brazil output

    Sugar prices fell, despite data showing a near-halving in output in Brazil's key production region, as the real fell to a nine-year low, cutting the value of the South American country's assets in dollar terms. Sugar output in Brazil's key Centre South region, responsible for some 90% of domestic output, dropped to 76,200 tonnes in the second half of November - down 47% from the same period of 2013, according to industry group Unica. The decline - which left total Centre South sugar output for 2014-15 at 31.50m tonnes, down 4.9% year on year

    Dec 11, 2014

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  • SOFTS-ICE sugar slips on Brazil rains, arabicas firm SOFTS-ICE sugar slips on Brazil rains, arabicas firm

    Widespread rains seen in centre-south Brazil this week * Ample West African supplies weigh on cocoa * Volcafe raises world coffee deficit forecast By David Brough LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Raw sugar on ICE slipped on Monday as rain in Brazil boosted prospects for development of next year's crop, while arabica coffee futures firmed, supported by a global deficit forecast. Cocoa futures on ICE were little changed, weighed by plentiful supplies from West African harvests. March raw sugar was down 0.07 cents, or 0.4 percent, at 16.02 cents a lb by 1305 GMT. March whites eased $1.70, or 0.4 percent, to $419.00 a tonne.

    Nov 25, 2014

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  • Sugar growers and millers frustrated with exclusion from China FTA Sugar growers and millers frustrated with exclusion from China FTA

    Sugar industry leaders say they're frustrated and bitterly disappointed with sugar's exclusion from the Free Trade Agreement with China. It's the third agreement sugar has been left out of since 2004. It made no gains in FTAs with the United States and Japan.

    Nov 17, 2014

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  • India may stop producing raw sugar after export aid is scrapped India may stop producing raw sugar after export aid is scrapped

    The absence of India in the raw sugar market may allow Brazil, Thailand and Australia to boost shipments to refiners from the Middle East to Bangladesh Read more at: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/jcG68tHOkISsKHkv4a75IN/India-seen-refraining-raw-sugar-output-after-export-aid-scra.html?utm_source=copy

    Oct 26, 2014

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  • Chinese sugar output to fall further than thought Chinese sugar output to fall further than thought

    China's sugar production is to fall even further than had been thought in the newly-started season, as low prices deter production, but the decline will not be enough to prevent much-watched imports dropping to a four-year low. Chinese sugar output will drop by nearly 1.0m tonnes to 13.3m tonnes in 2014-15, which started this month, the US Department of Agriculture's Beijing bureau said. The production estimate is 400,000 tonnes more than the USDA's official forecast, reflecting ideas that "lower sugar prices have caused returns on cane to fall below [those of] competing crops, such as fruits or cassava," the bureau said.

    Oct 20, 2014

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