Jamaica sugar industry struggling from various problems


Jamaica sugar industry is struggling to revive as it is affected by low sugar production and other various problems which have been troubling it.

In 2017/2018 crushing season, Jamaica produced 78,800 tonnes of sugar by crushing 1,028,000 tonnes of sugarcane. Whereas comparatively, this year country witnessed a decline. Even after crushing more than 1.1 million tonnes of sugar, the country just produced 84,300 tonnes of sugar.

Low sugar production has affected the domestic sugar industry.

The decline is attributed due to problems experienced with the harvesting of sugarcane as a result of the shortage of cane cutters and haulage equipment.

Also, according to the reports, the sugarcane supply reduced by 9.1 per cent.

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