Sugar: Slight Increase Projected at Harvest

Guatemalan producers estimate that for the 2018-2019 harvest production will reach 752,575 metric tons of sugar, a volume that would be slightly higher than that recorded in the 2017-2018 cycle.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Asociación de Azucareros de Guatemala (Asazgua) projects a slightly higher growth than the previous year because of climate factors, which will be confirmed when they have the final figures for closing production.

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Marco Augusto García Noriega, director of Asazgua, explained to Prensalibre.com that "... There was a year of normal water and electricity that allowed us to achieve the expected yields. It is expected that the closing of the harvest will be on May 23, when the rainy season is installed on the South Coast."

Garcia added that "... yields were normal and there was no inconvenience in terms of production. One of the problems that impacted in the last two years was the fall in international prices.

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According to reports from CentralAmericaData the main exporter of raw sugar in Central America is Guatemala, with annual exports close to $770 million, followed by El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama.

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Sugar Productivity in Central America

September 2014

Guatemala has reported a productivity of 101.68 tons of sugarcane per hectare, followed by Honduras and El Salvador, reaching levels of 93.47 and 89.94, respectively.

During the harvest from November 2012 - June 2013, Guatemala achieved a productivity of 10.57 tonnes of sugar per hectare (TSH), higher than that achieved by producers neighbors El Salvador and Honduras which achieved TSH of 10.55 and 10,03, respectively.

Guatemala's Sugar Harvest Up by 21.5%

June 2012

Between January and March 2012 $304 million worth was exported and producers are expecting a bumper crop this year.

In the 2010-2011 harvest, there was 44.5 million bushels. Up tp May 13 the figure was 54.1 million, according to figures from the Association of Sugar Producers of Guatemala.

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 Harvest Begins in Guatemala

November 2010

With an estimated production of 48.4 million bushels, the 2010/2011 harvest begins next Monday.

The estimated production for this crop is lower than that of 2009-2010, which was 50 million bushels, due to excessive rains, according to information from the Sugar Association of Guatemala (ASAZGUA).

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