Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: June 2007
by Stephen Haley
Outlook No. (SSSM-249) 8 pp, June 2007
Rising ethanol demand in global markets is driving the growth of Brazil’s
sugar/ethanol complex with new investments in infrastructure and technology. The
recent rise in crude oil prices, paired with a global effort for renewable energy
development and a growing domestic demand for ethanol have been the key factors
driving the recent expansion of Brazil’s sugar and ethanol industries.
Keywords: Ethanol; imports; exports; sugar prices; fuel use; gasoline; sugar mills; distilleries; production; sugarcane; infrastructure; expansion; global markets
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