Guatemala: 14% Increase in Sugar Cane Production

Producers anticipate a production of 50.8 million bushels for the harvest beginning in November.

Monday, November 7, 2011

According to information from the Guatemalan Sugar Association (ASAZGUA in Spanish) production for the harvest beginning in November will exceed the production of the 2010-2011 harvest by 6.3 million bushels.

"The last harvest fell to 44.5 million bushels due to disasters caused by Tropical Storm Agatha, ASAZGUA president, Armando Boesche told local press.

However, with 248.000 hectares of sugar cane having been grown for the 2011-2012 harvest, production is expected to reach 50.8 million bushels, the same amount that was produced in the 2009-2010 harvest, he said”, reported Siglo21.com.gt.



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