Worldwide Sugar Rise Stimulates Exports

Sugar prices in international markets keep going up, for the benefit of sugar production companies.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

India's poor output, and the fact that Brazil and Colombia are using sugar for ethanol production, are the main drivers for the increase in the price of the commodity.

"Futures prices will hold, and eventually stabilize at $0.16", said Mario Yarzebski, from the Guatemalan Sugar Growers Association.

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Guatemala's sugar growers expect to harvest 48.5 million quintals in the 2009/10 period.

Mario Yarzebski, spokesperson for Asazgua, the association of sugar growers of Guatemala, remarked that these projections are conservative, and that in general terms they expect similar results to 2008/09.

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Productivity has been increased through a continuous production system and added to the production of sugar are alcohols, ethanol, molasses and electricity.

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So far this year 37 million quintals of sugar have been exported, keeping pace with increasing global demand.

Statistics from the Sugar Association of Guatemala (Asazgua) indicate that the export season ending in October, could close with growth of 10% compared with 2012 sales.

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