USDA arm sees Brazil ’17-18 sugar export up 4% on year.

Brazil sugar exports in 2017-18 (Apr-Mar) are seen at a record high of 29.6 million metric tonne in terms of raw value, up 1.1 million metric tonne or 3.9% on year. Of the total exports, raw sugar is expected to contribute 23.68 million metric tonne. The USDA arm has kept its estimate for total sugarcane production in Brazil in 2017-18 unchanged at 645 million metric tonne.