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Europe on the Brink of Sugar Deluge as Decade-Long Curbs End

  • European supplies are set to jump by one-fifth as quotas end
  • Global market’s shift to surplus may further pressure prices
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Europe is about to get a lot sweeter.

After a decade of quotas, sugar firms in the European Union can now produce and export as much as they want. Companies such as France’s Tereos and Germany’s Suedzucker AG have been ramping up operations to get ready for the change, which will help fuel a global sugar glut.