Sugarcane Producers in Guangxi Region Use Biological Pest Control Measures

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China’s biggest producer of sugar, has reduced pesticide use by more than 30 tonnes since 2011 through biological pest control, local authorities said. Guangxi has used an army of Trichogramma chilonis, a kind of wasp, to combat sugarcane borers, in around 3 million mu (200,000 hectares) of low-yield fields over the

Commodity Report: Sugar & Syrups

Overview An estimated 1 million to 2 million metric tons (MTs) of sugar is smuggled into southern China due in part to high domestic sugar prices, high outside tariff-rate quotas, and bureaucratically induced non-tariff barriers that restrict the inflow of legal sugar imports From 2011 to 2015, China’s annual sugar imports skyrocketed from 3 million

China to Sell 350,000 MTs of Sugar from State Reserves

Chinese authorities will release the first batch of sugar reserves this year to stabilize supply and prices, the country’s top economic planner announced on Friday [30 September 2016]…Full Article: ECNS.cn Oct 2016 Key Point According to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China plans to sell 350,000 MTs of sugar from its state reserves

Chinese-backed Sugar Mill Begins Operation in Northern Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday [18 April 2016] opened the country’s biggest sugar mill, a $360 million Chinese-owned plant in Preah Vihear [northern Cambodia] that will produce half a-million tons a year, and called for more investment from the world’s second-largest economy. The plant, set in a 43,422-hectare sugar plantation, will also generate about 30