Panama: Less Sugar Cane Being Planted

In the period 2015/16 the amount of agricultural land dedicated to planting sugarcane fell by 1000 hectares compared to the previous cycle.

Monday, October 3, 2016

n dir="ltr">A report by the Office of the Comptroller General of Colombia said that the harvest in the 2015/16 period was almost unchanged, down just 0.6% from the previous production cycle.  The harvest went from 38.208 hectares to 37.995 hectares. 

According to the Comptroller General of the Republic, "... 85.1% of the total production of this crop was sold to the mills and distilleries, 10.7% was used for grinding juice, honey and brown sugar, 2.2% for animal feed, 1.7% for seed production and the remaining 0.2% for other purposes. " 

Laestrella.com.pa reports that "...In Panama, the sugar mills that are in production are:
Sugar Company La Estrella, located in Nata, Cocle; Azucarera Nacional, located in Aguadulce, Cocle; Central Azucarera La Victoria, in Veraguas, and Central Azucarera de Alanje, in Chiriquí. In addition to these companies, there are two mills engaged in the production of spirits, which are Varela Hermanos and another located in Alanje. "

See statistics compiled by the Comptroller General. (In Spanish).

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