Date: October 2016 Europe Beet Molasses Western Europe – Western Europe has had a very good harvest this year. With the 2017 relaxing of the sugar quotas; the sugar producers have put pressure on the farmers to increase planted acreage a year early in order to smooth the transition. This has led to a lot of upscaling already having taken place and more beet molasses available despite [...]
Date: March 2016 Europe Beet Molasses This year has seen a reduction in available beet molasses, due to a low sugar price, resulting in a smaller planting acreage. Strong demand from the fermentation industry in Europe and from MSG production in Asia has given support to the beet molasses price and made it unviable for feed producers on the continent, due to it trading at a large [...]
Date: August 2015 Europe This season’s beet molasses harvest is expected to be lower than the previous year’s, resulting in an upward movement of price. This is mainly a result of the low world sugar prices initiating a drop in planted sugar beet acreage, and hasn’t been helped by a lack of rain Germany and Holland providing poor growing conditions. It was hoped that the larger planted acreage [...]
Date: December 2014 Europe As the beet crushing period comes to end across Europe with the factories coming to close before Christmas/New Year, producers can look back at one of the most successful harvests of beet sugar and beet molasses on record. This has driven the price of beet molasses down, eroding the majority of the recent price premium it has held over cane molasses in recent seasons. [...]
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Date: October 2014 Europe European beet molasses users are starting to see the benefits of favorable growing weather and an increase in planted acreage across Western and Eastern Europe as a larger sugar beet crop has a downward effect on the price of beet molasses. However, the main beneficiaries of the recent price movement is the fermentation industry as it continues to swallow up the majority of available [...]