Port workers watch as a crane lifts sugar sacks on the docks at Brazil’s main ocean port in Santos. Photo: Reuters
Port workers watch as a crane lifts sugar sacks on the docks at Brazil’s main ocean port in Santos. Photo: Reuters

Ukraine war: China on alert as sugar shortage signals new front in global food crisis

  • Several nations have moved to limit sugar exports since the war in Ukraine started, fearful about food security as global agricultural prices rise
  • As countries move to restrict supply, China’s agricultural ministry has cut its forecast for domestic sugar output in the current marketing year

Port workers watch as a crane lifts sugar sacks on the docks at Brazil’s main ocean port in Santos. Photo: Reuters
Port workers watch as a crane lifts sugar sacks on the docks at Brazil’s main ocean port in Santos. Photo: Reuters
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