Sugar production in Mozambique could reach 500,000 tons in 2010

29 July 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 29 July – Sugar production in Mozambique in 2010 should reach around 500,000 tons according to statements made by Rosário Cumbe, president of the Association of Sugar Producers in Mozambique (APAMO) to Noticias newspaper.

The APAMO president told the Maputo morning paper that for the 2009 crop production should reach 365,000 tons, which represents a rise of around 20 percent in relation to the amount produced in 2008.

Rosário Cumbe said that 2009 “will be marked by a sharp rise in production prospects.”

“The sugar plantation at Xinavane is expected to produce between 150,000 and 160,000 tons of sugar compared to the 65,000 tons produced in 2008,” he revealed.

He also said he believed that in 2009 “Maragra will also maintain production levels and increase by between five and ten percent compared to 2008, the plantation at Marromeu will maintain production levels, at 70,000 tons and Mafambisse will see a sharp rise of 42,000 tons to 65,000 or 70,000 tons.” (macauhub)