Mexico: Sugar production to fall by 10 per cent

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According to the reports, sugar production in Mexico is likely to fall by 10 per cent in 2020 as compared to 2019. The country may witness shortfall in output because of unfavourable weather conditions such as droughts and frosts. Carlos Blackaller, president of local sugarcane growers association, expects sugarcane production in 2020 to total 5.7 million tonnes.

The adverse weather conditions have impacted 543,000 hectares, says a media report. Mexico’s sugar production was record in 2013, when it reached 6.9 million tonnes.

In the 2018-19 season, the country had produced 6.4 MMT of sugar. Cane producing regions in Mexico are suffering from drought, which will hamper the sugar output.

According to Carlos Blackaller, president of local sugarcane growers association, new food labeling rules will pose a challenge for the sugar industry in 2020. The sector is demanding food labeling to state clearly when the product contains sugar or high fructose syrup.

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