Zimbabwe: Industry expects more sugar production this season

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This year the sugar output in Zimbabwe is likely to increase by 3 per cent to 4,55,000 tonnes as compared with the sugar output last year.
Muchadeyi Masunda, chairperson of Zimbabwe Sugar Association (ZSA) issued a statement in this regard stating that there will be enough sugar available in the domestic market to cater the needs of the consumers and people need not be panic about sugar in the country.

He also warned the retailers and wholesalers that are selling sugar at a higher rate than the rate fixed by the government.

The sugar sector was disrupted during March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic as more than 20,000 employees was asked to stop the work of packaging and distribution of sugar to avoid the spread of the pandemic in the country. The situation has returned to normalcy and the sugar mills are operating to their capacity in the country now.

Sugar season 2020/21 started successfully in the country. The industry is expected to produce 4, 55,000 tons of sugar this season as compared to 441,000 tonnes last season.

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