Sugar production in Mozambique expected to total around 400,000 tons

28 October 2014

Sugar production in Mozambique should be around 400,000 tonnes at the end of the year beginning in April and ending in November this year, according to figures from the Centre for Agricultural Promotion (Cepagri).

In 2012 and 2013 sugar production campaigns amounted to about 380,000 tons per year.

Cepagri’s forecast includes an increase in tonnage of sugar production despite recorded production to the end of September – of 281,400 tons – slowing 11 percent compared to the same period of 2013.

According to the Mozambican press, this drop in production was due to reduced production at the sugar factory in Marromeu, in Sofala province.

The four factories producing sugar in Mozambique have a joint installed capacity of 959 tons of sugar per hour. (macauhub/MZ)