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Global sugar consumption seen recovering in 2020/21: Rabobank

Worldwide sugar intake must increase 1.9 per cent in the 2020/21 time (October-September) after a tumble of 1.5 per cent in 2019/20 thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, which will partially offset an predicted generation raise, Rabobank said on Wednesday.

In its quarterly report on the world sugar marketplace, the Dutch bank revised its check out for the sugar provide harmony in 2019/20 from a deficit of 4.three million tonnes to a deficit of 1 million tonnes, thanks to larger generation in Brazil and decreased need.

It sees the harmony shifting to a compact surplus of two,00,000 tonnes in 2020/21, as India is predicted to raise generation to 33.5 million tonnes, up 16 per cent from 2019/20.

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Rabobank, which specialises in the agricultural sector, kept its check out for Brazil’s Center-South output at 36.4 million tonnes, though projecting generation in Thailand at 7.8 million tonnes, a 10 per cent decrease from 2019/20.

“Revisions that have reduced our 2019/20 deficit and made a compact 2020/21 world sugar surplus position to a properly-supplied marketplace in the coming 12 months,” the bank said.

“In flip, this indicates that uncooked sugar charges will carry on buying and selling in a USc 11/lb to USc thirteen/lb vary – constrained to the downside by Brazil’s ethanol parity and to the upside by India’s export parity,” it said.