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Global sugar deficit in 2019/20 seen at 1.36 million tonnes: Green Pool



(Reuters) - The world sugar market is on course for a shortfall of 1.36 million tonnes (raw value), analyst Green Pool said on Friday in its first forecast for the 2019/20 season. It also trimmed its projection for the global surplus in 2018/19 to 2.64 million tonnes from a previous forecast of 3.60 million. There was a surplus of 19.60 million tonnes in 2017/18, it said.Green Pool said it is "unusual" for the global sugar market to swing back to deficit after only two surplus seasons, but noted last year's sharp drop in prices to below production costs curbed output. "(The) size of the 17/18 ...

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First Published: Fri, February 01 2019. 17:44 IST