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Sugar Annual Report, Jamaica – 6th May 2019

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6th May 2019

Post projects that Jamaica’s Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19 sugar production will be 76,000 MT, a decrease from the 82,000 MT produced during MY 2017/18, due to the reduction in the number of sugar factories from five to four and the inefficiencies of transporting sugarcane over longer distances. For MY 2019/20, Post forecasts that 60,000 MT of raw sugar will be produced because of the reduction in the area planted for sugarcane and the permanent closure of one of the five sugar factories. I…

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