USDA sees sugar output down 6.4% in 2013/14


Sugar production in the United States in 2013/14 is likely to fall to 8.630 million short tons, raw value, from 9.220 million in 2012/13, according to projection from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) .

Beet sugar production is projected at 4.800 million STRV, and planted area is projected to decrease about 9 percent due to lower sugarbeet prices relative to prices for alternative crops. While cane sugar production is seen dropping moderately to 3.830 million tons from 3.920 million and cultivated area is probably going to remain the same.

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