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3 mills continue to crush more than last year

August 1, 2018 5:56 am

Two hundred, eighty one thousand four hundred and seventy seven tonnes of cane have so far been crushed by the three sugar mills.

Fiji Sugar Cooperation Chair Vishnu Mohan says that this was higher than last year which was 276,315 tonnes.

Mohan says that despite the initial factory stoppages, they have managed to reduce this by 12% compared to last year.

“It is pleasing to note that all the major repairs and upgrades to our sugar mills that were carried out in the off season are now paying dividends and operational efficiencies resulting from these improvements are materialising.”

He adds that sugar recoveries are steadily improving and to date TCTS (tonnes cane per tonne sugar) is approximately 10.5 – similar to 2017, but on track to reduce below the 2017 seasonal average of 9.1.

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