December 11, 2018
SUGAR: U.S. beet sugar production for 2018/19 is reduced 73,942 short tons, raw value (STRV) to 4.900 million based on lower projected sucrose recovery from sliced sugarbeets. Recovery for the period covering August-October 2018 is estimated below the level originally expected. Beginning stocks are decreased 44,694 STRV based on a cane processor revision for ending 2017/18 stocks as recorded in revised 2017/18 Sweetener Market Data. Imports from Mexico for 2018/19 are projected to increase 278,177 STRV to 1.120 million. U.S. sugar exports are projected down 50,000 STRV to 35,000 based on reduced import demand in Mexico. Deliveries for human consumption are reduced by 50,000 STRV to 12.125 million on industry-reported softening sales. Ending stocks are projected at 1.664 million STRV for a stocks-to-use ratio of 13.52 percent.
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