EU sugar imports totaled 646 kt by the end of Dec 19: up 32% from the same period a year ago.

This substantial increase results from increased shipments originating from Cuba (+54 kt), Fiji (+36 kt), Brazil (+32kt), Mozambique (+29 kt), Ngwane (+29 kt). 

A detailed look at import destinations also reveals :

  • a very significant increase of Spanish imports (+122 kt) followed by Bulgaria (+21 kt) and Italy (+17 kt) ; 
  • that Spain and UK account for 45% of EU sugar imports (all types) so far this season.

EU sugar imports - Mar 20


Meanwhile, the proportion of "raws for refining" accounts for 44% of the total volume imported this year (against 48% a year ago) while imports under the IPR regime are up 22% from a year ago totaling 140 kt by the end of Dec 19.

EU sugar IPR imports - Mar 20

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