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.

In a Reuters interview, Orive stated: "We are looking to work with variations that produce more sugar with less sun exposure and more humidity. In our experience, since the start of the century, climate has become less sunny and more rainy."

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Guatemalan sugar cane mills expect record harvest

November 2008

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 last harvest was lower due to the lack of light that affected the plantations in addition to the low production in new areas.

Guatemala: 53 million Bags of Sugar

March 2012

The results of the 2011-2012 harvest will be 10% higher than the previous one, when the crop was affected by bad weather.

The harvest ending in May increased by seven million quintals, amounting to some 53 million bags of sugar, a figure that represents a recovery of 10%, said Marco Augusto Garcia Noriega, president of the Sugar Association of Guatemala (Asazgua).

Guatemala: Sugar Production Up by 22.7%

June 2012

In the 2011-2012 harvest, completed this month, a "historical record" of 54,330,445 quintals of sugar was harvested.

"It's a record", proclaimed Armando Boesche, general manager of the Sugar Association of Guatemala (Asazgua).

The union leader attributed the good performance to weather conditions which "for the current crop were favorable".

Sugar Cane Harvest Starts in Nicaragua

November 2010

The country began its 2010-11 harvest; estimates put output at 5% lower than the last season.

"The National Committee of Sugar Producers of Nicaragua has estimated that the sugar harvest, which began today and ends in May 2011, will produce 11.5 million quintals (46 kilos each), 500,000 bushels less than the same period before," according to

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