Regional Sugar Supply Would Match Mexican Demand
With the recent 3% increase, sugar production in the region could be enough to cover Mexico's demand for 3.930.000 tons.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
José Orive, director of Sugar Producers Central American Isthmus (AICA), remarked that they could also cover U.S. demand.
Armando Boesche, Manager of the Guatemalan Sugarcane Farmers Association, affirmed that the 15 mills in the country are expecting a record of more than 48 million quintals (sacks) of sugar.
The results of the 2011-2012 harvest will be 10% higher than the previous one, when the crop was affected by bad weather.
In the 2011-2012 harvest, completed this month, a "historical record" of 54,330,445 quintals of sugar was harvested.
The country began its 2010-11 harvest; estimates put output at 5% lower than the last season.
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