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Dry weather to impact sugar production

August 10, 2015 8:30 pm

Drought conditions in most parts of the western division are expected to affect cane and sugar production this year.

Acting Permanent Secretary for Sugar – Viliame Gucake says the Meteorology Office has predicted this weather will prevail until the end of the year.

However, the latest figures show production has surpassed the estimates so far.

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There has been an increase in production of 31 per cent for cane and 29 per cent for sugar so far.

The four sugar mills have crushed over 652-thousand tonnes of cane and produced 72-thousand tonnes of sugar.

TCTS or the ratio of tonnes of cane per tonnes of sugar is 8.65.

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