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South Africa Sugar Annual Report

Post forecasts the South African sugar cane crop will increase by 2 percent to 19.5 million Metric Tons (MT) in the 2019/20 Marketing Year (MY), due to normal weather conditions, improved sugar cane yields and increases in area planted for small scale growers who receive support from the industry. Post forecasts that sugar exports will increase significantly by 18 percent to 1.4 million MT in the 2019/20 MY, based on the increase in sugar production, and reduced domestic demand caused by the impact of the tax on sugar sweetened beverages. South Africa is expected to fully utilize the United States Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) allocation in the 2019/20 MY.