Global sugar consumption seen recovering in 2020/21: Rabobank

Global sugar use really should improve 1.nine for each cent in the 2020/21 period (October-September) following a drop of 1.5 for each cent in 2019/20 thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, which will partially offset an envisioned generation boost, Rabobank claimed on Wednesday.

In its quarterly report on the global sugar current market, the Dutch lender revised its watch for the sugar offer equilibrium in 2019/20 from a deficit of 4.3 million tonnes to a deficit of 1 million tonnes, thanks to higher generation in Brazil and reduce need.

It sees the equilibrium shifting to a tiny surplus of 2,00,000 tonnes in 2020/21, as India is envisioned to boost generation to 33.5 million tonnes, up sixteen for each cent from 2019/20.

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Rabobank, which specialises in the agricultural sector, kept its watch for Brazil’s Heart-South output at 36.4 million tonnes, whilst projecting generation in Thailand at 7.eight million tonnes, a ten for each cent reduce from 2019/20.

“Revisions that have lowered our 2019/20 deficit and established a tiny 2020/21 global sugar surplus level to a effectively-supplied current market in the coming twelve months,” the lender claimed.

“In change, this implies that uncooked sugar price ranges will continue on buying and selling in a USc 11/lb to USc 13/lb assortment – constrained to the downside by Brazil’s ethanol parity and to the upside by India’s export parity,” it claimed.