Record Nicaraguan sugar cane harvest despite rains

The harvest for the 2008-2009 cycle will be a record, surpassing 11 million 500 thousand quintals, Mario Amador, executive director of the CNPA, reported.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The representative of the sugar sector indicated that they had made an estimate to produce 12 million quintals of sugar during the period which starts around November 15 - 19, but the three weeks of continuous rain that affected the country recently cause changes in the estimate to be made.

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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).

Sugar Cane Harvest in Costa Rica 15% Less

September 2011

Climatic factors and rat infestations in the plantations have resulted in a reduction of 15% in the 2010-11 harvest compared to past crops..

The 2010-11 harvest was 3.32 million tons of sugarcane, compared to 3.92 million tons last season, according to data reported in the XVIII National Sugar Producers Congress, organized by the Association of Sugar Technicians of Costa Rica (Atacori) .

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

Sugar Growers Expect 48 Million Quintals Harvest

November 2009

Guatemala's sugar growers expect to harvest 48.5 million quintals in the 2009/10 period.

Mario Yarzebski, spokesperson for Asazgua, the association of sugar growers of Guatemala, remarked that these projections are conservative, and that in general terms they expect similar results to 2008/09.

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