UK sugar production to rise from 900,000 to 1.4m tonnes, ABF.

With the crop developing well, as a result of favourable recent rainfall and temperatures, the latest sugar production estimate for the coming season was in excess of 1.4m tonnes, and this would help to mitigate the impact on profit of lower prices. A reduction in stocks, together with the abolition of sugar quota and export restrictions from October this year, meant that the contracted area for 2017-18 had been increased by a third.