The South African sugar industry is expected to recover from the previous seasons’ drought following the normal rainfall and weather patterns in the 2017/18 MY. As a result, post estimates that the sugar cane crop will increase by 15 percent to 17.3 MMT in the 2017/18 MY. Sugar production is estimated to increase by 27 percent to 1.970 MMT (2.039 MMTRV) in the 2017/18 MY, based on an improvement in sugar cane quality, better factory recoveries and an increase in sugar cane delivered to the mills for crushing. South Africa is expected to fully utilize the United States TRQ allocation in the 2017/18 MY.
South Africa: Sugar Semi-annual