Thailand ’17-18 sugar output seen 11.5-11.8 million tonne vs 10 million year ago.

Sugar output in Thailand for 2017-18 (Nov-Oct) is expected to rise to 11.5-11.8 million tonne from 10 million tonne a year ago. The rise in sugar production can be attributed to increase in area under cane in the country and favorable weather conditions. Acreage has increased this season as cane prices for 2016-17 were good. The area under sugarcane in the country in 2017-18 is estimated at about 1.77-1.79 million hectares and the cane output is seen at 107-110 million tonne, higher from 92.90 million tonne produced a year ago.