Central America sugar output set to dip this year

Central America's sugar export earnings are expected to drop this year by some US$60 million following a drop in production of about 5 million quintals.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Central American Sugar Producers' Association (AICA) met April 25 in Panama where they updated projections for this year's harvest. While output looks like being down overall, "serious falls" are expected in Guatemala and Nicaragua.



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