Monthly Archives: June 2021

Dry conditions decrease Brazilian corn production estimate

BRASILIA, BRAZIL — Delayed planting and continued dry conditions has dropped Brazil’s estimated corn production 11 million tonnes, to 94 million tonnes, for the 2020-21 marketing year, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). If realized, the 2020-21 marketing year corn production would be the lowest Brazilian corn production volume since

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Cask Trade expands to Asia

Cask Trade was founded in 2018 with the goal of creating an ‘open and honest marketplace’ for whisky enthusiasts and bottlers. The London-based whisky investment service has decided to set up an arm in China after experiencing a 25% increase in its business in Asia, and forecasts a minimum 25% increase in sales with the addition of its new office. Cask Trade

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The world’s best-selling Indian whiskies

Last year, Indian spirits faced major obstacles in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic and a 150% import tariff. However, a new ‘enhanced trade partnership’ with the UK could lower or remove the levy. The deal includes a a £1 billion (US$1.41bn) trade‐and‐investment package, and could remove the large tariff on UK-made whisky. The tumultuous year of 2020 led to

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