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Australian Sugar Output Forecast to Rebound in 2014/15

24 April 2014
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

AUSTRALIA - The Australian sugar industry produces raw and refined sugar from sugarcane.

Over 80 per cent of production is exported as bulk raw sugar and Australia ranks as the fourth largest raw sugar exporter in the world.

The sugar cane crushing season usually commences in June and ends in mid-December.

Season length can be affected by climatic conditions and crop rotation practices. Sugar cane usually grows for 9-16 months before being harvested.

In recent years, output has been affected by drought and floods, but is forecast to rebound in 2014/15.

Further Reading

You can view the USDA GAIN: Australia Sugar Annual 2014 report by clicking here.

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