Especial SociosOct. 23, 2017
Reporte de la demanda mundial del azúcar y endulzantes en el mundo
The October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) lowered
projected domestic sugar production in 2017/18 by 66,000 short tons, raw value (STRV)
from the previous month’s report. Cane sugar production is lowered 26,000 STRV, as the
reduction in cane sugar production in Florida, due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, is offset
by a projected larger crop in Louisiana. Beet sugar production is lowered 40,000 STRV
based on a reduced sugarbeet crop forecast and an increase in early-season production that
is accounted for in 2016/17 production estimates.
Despite lower production, total sugar supplies are raised due to a 142,000-STRV increase in
projected imports. Higher imports are expected from quota programs, the re-export
program, and shipments from Mexico. Forecasts for domestic deliveries are unchanged.
The projected stocks-to-use ratio for 2017/18 is increased slightly from 13.2 percent to 13.3
Adjustments to trade estimates for Mexico’s 2016/17 balance increase beginning stocks in
2017/18 by 15,000 metric tons, actual value (MT). With no changes to domestic
production, imports, or domestic deliveries, the October WASDE raises exports to the
United States by 15,000 MT. Tight supplies and high domestic prices continue to be the
primary factors driving the market outlook for 2017/18.