Sugar Production Falls in Brazil

The drought has forced a prematurely end to the crushing season, which already experienced in the past fortnights performance drops of 42% compared to last year.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 reports that "... Sugar production in Brazil, the world's largest exporter of the raw material, is slowing rapidly due to a drought this year which will provoke an early end to the milling season in the coming weeks, said the Union of Sugarcane Industry in Brazil, Unica, on Tuesday. "

"... Sugar millers in the main sugar belt in south-central Brazil produced 1.21 million tonnes of sugar in the first two weeks of November, 42 percent less than milled in the previous two weeks in late October and 39 percent less than in the same fortnight last year. "

"... In mid-November, 82 of about 320 sugar mills in the region had closed for the season, compared with 31 closings a year earlier."

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