Mauritius may witness slightly hike in sugar output

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The sugar production in Mauritius may witness a hike of 0.4 per cent this year, the Indian Ocean island’s Chamber of Agriculture said on Friday. It may go up to 325,000 tonnes due to good weather.

Sugar contributes about 0.4 per cent of Mauritius’ $14 billion gross domestic product. Once the sugar was a pillar of the country’s economy.

The chamber released a statement, where it stated, “Overall climatic conditions in terms of rainfall and sunshine helped to the growth of the cane between the months of October and April”.

In the year 2018, Mauritius had produced 323,406 tonnes of sugar.

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