EU sugar imports are up 26% from a year ago, totaling 1,038,550 t by the end of March 2019.
Overall, sugar imports are on track to reach an estimated [1.9 - 2.0] Mt by the end of the 2018-19 season.
While Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), Brazil and South Africa remain the Top 3 exporters to the EU this season, 50% of this imported sugar was shipped to the UK, Portugal and Italy.
In the meantime, EU "raws for refining" imports - accounting for 48% of total EU sugar imports so far this season - are up 35.5% from a year ago while import CIF prices averaged 298 EUR/t in March 2019 (286 EUR/t over the [Oct-Mar] period).
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