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04/24/2012| 07:44am US/Eastern
Global Sugar Surplus In 2011-12 Likely Above 6 Mln Tons - ISO Economist
The global sugar surplus this marketing year will likely exceed 6 million metric tons, well above a previous estimate of 5.17 million tons, due to rising output in major producing countries including China and Thailand, a senior economist with the International Sugar Organization said Tuesday.
China 2011-12 Sugar Output Likely 1 Mln Tons Higher - NDRC
Sugar output in China is likely to increase by at least 1 million metric tons in the current marketing year from a year earlier, an official with the National Development and Reform Commission said Tuesday.
Brazil 2011-12 Sugar Cane Output Likely 615 Mln Tons - Official
Sugar cane production in Brazil, the world's biggest sugar producer, is likely to total around 615 million metric tons in 2011-12, near the previous year's level, a senior official said Tuesday.
India 2012-13 Sugar Output Likely At Least 25 Mln Tons - Executive
NEW DELHI (Dow Jones)--India's sugar production will likely total at least 25 million metric tons in the next marketing year compared with a projected 26 million tons this year, a senior industry executive said Tuesday.
Hopes Dim For Large Midcrop Cocoa Harvest In SW Nigeria
IBADAN, Nigeria (Dow Jones)--Hopes for a large 2011-12 midcrop cocoa harvest next month dimmed Monday following the cessation of heavy rainfall in the region, traders and cocoa body officials said.
Vietnam April Coffee Exports Down 19.8% On Month At 2.5 Mln Bags
HANOI (Dow Jones)--Vietnam's April coffee exports fell from the previous month by 19.8% in volume and 25.1% in value, the government's General Statistics Office said Tuesday.
By Simon Varcoe, Dow Jones Newswires; 4420-7842-9449; firstname.lastname@example.org