Brazil Sugar Tour 2019
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Tour Highlights

Brazil is the world's largest producer of sugar and the world’s second largest producer of ethanol fuel. In 2015/16, Brazil produced 666.8 million tons of sugarcane, which yielded 33.8 million tons of sugar and 30.2 billion litres (8 billion gallons) of ethanol.

The Rabobank Brazil Sugar Tour kicks off on Saturday 27th April, 2019 with a local tour taking in the sights of São Paulo and followed by an official welcome at the Head office of Rabobank Brazil. Here guests will meet our Brazilian colleagues and begin the journey into understanding and learning more about this nation’s connection to sugar and ethanol production.

As you travel through the leading sugar producing regions visiting farms and milling operations you will be given a rare insight into the workings and success of the local sugar industries.

The highs and lows of the Brazilian market have a direct impact on Australian farmers so don’t miss the opportunity to learn first-hand about the integral cogs that make up this complex world leader with:

  • Large scale primary production
  • Integrated milling operations
  • Research and innovation
  • Sugar expert market insights
  • Logistics and trade
  • Latest technology

The tour concludes on Tuesday 7 May, 2019 in Foz do Iguaçu.

Tour Dates & Fees


Saturday 27 April 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil



Tuesday 7 May 2019 in Foz do Iguaçu Brazil


Tour fee**:

AUD $9,950 per person - single occupancy

AUD $9,200 per person - twin share

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*Tour dates are inclusive, the tour will conclude after breakfast on Tuesday 7 May.

**Tour fee includes taxes and is per person. Tour Fee includes 10 night’s accommodation and most meals, ground and air transport during the tour, leisure passes/activities, farm tours and industry visits, tour guides and guest speakers.

Please note:
International return flights and transfers from Australia to Brazil are not included in Tour fee.

The itinerary is subject to change. For example if anything happens outside of our control. If such a change cannot be avoided we will organise an alternative arrangement and notify you as soon as possible.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact Shayne Sice, Manager of Knowledge and Networks, Rabobank. 

Sugar Quarterly Q3 2018: 'Ten'-tative Recovery?

Nearby New York raw sugar futures touched ten-year lows in mid-August, testing the USc 10/lb level. Since then, the price has rallied by well over 10%, moving above USc 11.5/lb.

"With increasing evidence of the impact of dry weather on the current Brazilian crop and the new EU harvest, the bearishness of fundamentals has arguably diminished, which may in turn be pushing the funds – with a record net short position – into action” says Andy Duff, Global Strategist – Sugar.

“Looking ahead, the new 2018/19 crop year looks set to deliver another surplus, and huge Indian stocks may limit the extent of any bounce-back in prices."

Find out more about the report.

Global Experiences and Networks

As the world’s leading bank for food & agribusiness, Rabobank has networks across the globe. We can open gates into almost any farming community and agribusiness industry.

Rabobank’s knowledge tours focus on learning from farmers and the leading agri firms around the globe – learning firsthand about the innovation and technology driving our sector.

Ask your Rabobank manager today about our Knowledge Tours.