Sugar Annual Report, Dominican Republic – 18th April 2019
18th April 2019
Due to expected continuing effects of the current drought, Post forecasts sugar production of 530,000 metric tons (MT) during Marketing Year (MY) 2019/2020 (October/September). During MY 2018/19, Post projects sugar production of 560,000 MT, a significant decline from the 615,974 MT produced during MY 2017/18, as the current drought is resulting in lower yields in the production zones. Additionally, for MY 2019/20, Post projects exports to remain stable at 185,000 MT and imports to rise to 30,0..