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Global sugar glut dampens optimism for crush season 2019

Australian sugar mills are completing their final checks and tests in readiness for the start of crushing and sugar manufacturing, which will run from June through to late November for most. The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) says the nation’s 24 sugar mills are expected to manufacture less than the 4.7 million tonnes of raw sugar produced in 2018. “Good news is a little hard to fin...
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Over 30 million tonnes sugarcane harvested, as 2018 draws to a close

Queensland’s sugarcane crush for the 2018 season has drawn to a close in all but one of the state’s 21 sugar mills. Australian Sugar Milling Council’s Jim Crane said ‘dry conditions for most of the year and particularly through winter have resulted in a reduction to the initially estimated cane crop.  ‘Final throughput is expected to be in the order of 30.5 million tonnes. Sugar content...
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