Mozambican sugar exports to total 122 thousand tons in 2006

31 August 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 31 Aug – Mozambique is expected to export this year 122 thousand tons of sugar, versus 34 thousand tons in 2005, for which the government is expected to earn 32 million euros (US$ 41.06 million), according to Mozambique’s Ministry of Agriculture.

Data revealed Wednesday by the Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture state that the country is expected to increase white sugar exports to the European Union, after it exported around 30 thousand tons of brown sugar in the first half of the year.

Mozambique has a fixed quota of 6,125 tons for the European market, which will be reached this year, the ministry said.

The ministry plans to increase sugar production to 280 thousand tons, versus 265 thousand tons last year.

Every year Mozambique exports its sugar to preferential markets, namely the European and US markets, based on quotas set up through cooperation protocols in this sector. (macauhub)