October 11, 2018
SUGAR: U.S. sugar supply for 2017/18 is decreased by 58,022 short tons, raw value (STRV). The decrease reflects a reduction in estimated Louisiana cane sugar production for the month of September 2018 and a net reduction in imports. Imports under tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) are reduced by 62,527 STRV but are partially offset by a 10,000-STRV increase in high-tier tariff imports and a 1,404-STRV increase in re-export imports. U.S. sugar supply for 2018/19 is reduced by 99,496 STRV. The reduction reflects lower beginning stocks and lower production partially offset by a shift in free trade agreement 2018 calendar year TRQ imports from the third quarter of 2018 to the fourth quarter. Beet sugar production for 2018/19 is reduced 106,719 STRV on a lower sugarbeet production forecast by NASS. Cane sugar production in Louisiana is increased by 40,724 STRV on NASS increases for both sugarcane area and yield forecasts.
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