Mexico: Sugar production to fall in 2019-20 season

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Sugar production in Mexico for 2019-20 likely to fall compared to the 2018-19 season. According to country’s cane growers association Union Nacional de Caneros, Mexico is expected to produce 6.2 MMT of sugar in 2019-20 season with the 50 sugar mills in operation. In the 2018-19 season, the country had produced 6.4 MMT of sugar. So, the country may witness the shortfall of 4 per cent.

According to the reports, compared to the previous crop year, the total harvested area will be larger, but the yield will remain lower. And Mexico is expected to have a sugar surplus of 2 MMT in the coming season.

Few cane producing regions in Mexico are suffering from drought, which will hamper the sugar output.

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