Current Situation of Nicaragua's Sugar Sector

Productivity has been increased through a continuous production system and added to the production of sugar are alcohols, ethanol, molasses and electricity.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

While India and Mexico (largest sugar producers in the world), have opted to reduce consumption areas for sugarcane cultivation due to a fall in prices, Nicaragua is to establish a new record to produce up to 15.5 million quintals in the 2012-2013 harvest which ends in the coming weeks.

The incentive to produce has been motivated by the export price of sugar, which was over $30 per hundredweight, however, it later dropped to stabilize atbetween $17 and $18 per cwt. Mario Amador, general manager of the National Committee of Sugar Producers (CNPA), explained that "this happens with almost all commodities. When prices are good, many people start to produce and eventually that oversupply affects prices. "



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