USDA ERS: Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook January 2020

Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook January 2020

Less Production in Louisiana Lowers U.S. Sugar Production Outlook for 2019/20

U.S. sugar production is lowered for 2019/20 in the January World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) due to a reduction in cane sugar production in Louisiana, more than offsetting an increase to beet sugar. Projected imports are raised, with more high-tier sugar expected to be imported due to high domestic prices. With no changes in projected use, ending stocks are lowered, resulting in a stocks-to-use ratio of 12.7 percent for the fiscal year.

The outlook for Mexico’s sugar market in 2019/20 is largely unchanged from the December WASDE. Imports are raised slightly, with production, domestic deliveries, and exports all unchanged. Mexico’s 2019/20 sugarcane harvest has gotten off to a slow start, but the production outlook remains unchanged—its peak harvest season is just getting underway, which should provide better insight into this year’s crop potential.

Michael McConnell, coordinator

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