Kenya: Sugar import from Uganda declines by 96 per cent

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Kenya: The sugar import from Uganda in June has witnessed a sharp decline of 96 per cent as the domestic traders are procuring sugar from neighbour countries at cheaper rates.

According to the Sugar Directorate, in June the sugar import reduced to 43 tonnes from 1,180 tonnes in May.

The government noticed that the sugar from Malawi and Swaziland was lower than the sugar imported from Uganda. Kenya depends on the sugar import to check on the rising cost of the commodity locally given that sugar produced in the country is normally expensive because of the high cost of production.

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