Brazilian sugar demand likely to increase as new refineries coming up in Middle East

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The demand for Brazilan raw sugar is likely to increase due to new sugar refineries that are under construction in the Middle East, said the trading company Czamikow.

According to the media report, the three refineries should add 3 million metric tonnes to the current installed capacity for processing raw sugar.

Two units are under construction in Saudi Arabia and are likely to start production between the last quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2022. The third refinery is under construction in Oman and is likely to be in operation in 2023.

Eight sugar refineries are operating in the Middle East and North Africa having a capacity of refining 9.3 million tonnes per year. These refineries are located in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE and Oman. Brazil exports around 28% of raw sugar to these countries.

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