EU 2017-18 sugar output seen up 20% at 20.1 million tonne.

European Commission has forecast output of white sugar in the European Union at 20.1 million tonne for 2017-18, up 20% on year. While sugar imports are expected to halve to 1.5 million tonne due to a likely drop in prices of white sugar, European Commission sees sugar exports from the European bloc doubling to 2.8 million tonne in 2017-18.