European Union may witness low sugar output due to pest attack


Paris: The sugarcane fields in the European Union have been devastated by the pests and dry weather which would reduce the sugar output this year. Due to which they may have to rely on sugar import.

According to the French growers’ group CGB estimate, the sugar production is likely to dip to 16.1 million tonnes this year as against 17 million in 2019 in the EU and Britain. It is mainly due to lower sugar beet output in top producer France.

As per news agency Reuters, Timothe Masson, CGB analyst said, “In France, the yield is likely to fall by 15 per cent mainly because jaundice transmitted by aphids ravaged fields across the country.”

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