Thailand expects to export a record 7 million tonnes of sugar in 2011 though demand from traditional buyers in the Middle East and new Russian and EU markets could help ease pressure from the global surplus.

The 2010/11 crushing season had almost ended and a total 9.62 million tonnes of sugar was likely to be produced, the highest ever, Prasert Tapaneeyangkul, secretary-general of the Office of Cane and Sugar Board (OCSB), told Reuters.

(Source: The globe and mail, 27 May 2011)

Thailand expects record year for sugar exports but…

How much can Thailand’s record high sugar production supply external market and for how long?

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks, will convene in Bangkok on September 26-27, 2011 to address above issue while exploring the theme “Surge in Sugar production and impact on pricing, trade & ethanol projects – is the global market headed for another surplus?”

Some of the key current issues to be covered at the conference:

  • Investments in sugarcane plantations in ASEAN
  • Uncertainties in the Mideast
  • Outlook for Brazilian crop & forecast for next harvest
  • Will India authorise new exports?
  • EU – easing restrictions to ease shortage
  • Ethanol feedstock options – cassava, sweet sorghum, rice straw

Click here for updated information on program agenda or to reserve a place now!

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