Sugarcane crushing increases by 30 per cent in Fiji


The sugar mills in Fiji have crushed 30 per cent more sugarcane this season so far as compared with the same period during last season, informed the Fiji Sugar Corporation. The FSC also stated that the efficiency of the three mills in terms of operating time has increased by 28 per cent with mill stoppages being 36 per cent lower.

Till Monday, sugar production in Fiji was 20,481 tonnes, 14 per cent higher compared with the same period during last season.

The three mills from Fiji have crushed 266,194 tonnes of cane till July 20, said FSC.

According to the media report, Lautoka sugar mill has been crushing for two weeks and a total of 20,711 tonnes of cane has been crushed. The Rarawai Mill has been crushing for four weeks and has processed 97,294 tonnes of cane. And the Labasa sugar mill has crushed 148,189 tonnes of cane in six weeks of operation.

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