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Sugar Production Forecast Up

24 October 2012
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

CHINA - In 2012/13, total sugar production is forecast at 14.6 MMT (raw value), up 18 per cent due to a rise in yield and acreage for sugar cane and beets.

In 2011/12, total sugar production is estimated at 12.3 MMT (raw value), up 10 per cent on higher acreage.

In MY 2012/13, sugar imports are forecast to drop to 1 MMT (raw value) due to an anticipated rise in domestic production.

In MY 2011/12 sugar imports are estimated at 4.2 MMT (raw value) on very competitive international prices.

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