Nordzucker Post 04/2020 - 10 August 2020
Yield expectations beet/cane
For sugar beet, we expect an overall average harvest in our countries. Drought after sowing prevented good beet stocks in some regions, cool weather in April / May delayed development.
However, it did rain in many regions and higher temperatures in June led to good growth. Slightly above average yields can be expected here. EU-wide, the EU-Commission is also currently assuming slightly above-average yields with at the same time declined areas under cultivation.
After the first weeks of the 2020 harvest in Australia, a slightly above-average harvest of sugar cane is expected there. Sufficient rainfall during growth and higher solar radiation have led to this expectation.