Sugar production falls in Fiji

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Sugar production in Fiji has dropped this year as compared with the previous year. The sugar output is less despite the rise in sugarcane crushing.

Till now the sugarcane crushed this season is more than 1.6 million tonnes, according to the Fiji Sugar Corporation, which is 5 per cent more than the sugarcane crushed during the same period last year. Despite this, sugar production is 5000 tonnes less than last year to 140,834 tonnes.

The TCTS (Cumulative tonnes cane to sugar) ratio has been reported to be 11.2 which is the lowest in the last three years. This has been due to the low cane purity leading to adverse weather and supply of high levels of burnt sugarcane.

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