USDA boost 2012/13 sugar production forecast in the U.S.


The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has increased its forecast for domestic sugar supplies in 2012/13 due to high stocks and better production prospects in the state of Louisiana.

Sugar outuput forecast for Louisiana was 150,000 short tons (1 short ton = 907.185 kg) higher bringing total domestic sugar production for 2012/13 to 9.07 million tons.