Investments in the sugar industry in Mozambique push production to 450,000 tons per year

15 January 2018

Investments made in the last five years in the recovery of the Mozambican sugar industry, totalling around US$800 million, have increased production from 90,000 to 450,000 tons per year, said the president of the Mozambican Sugar Producers Association (Apamo).

João Jeque also said that this was the result of the investment made in the four existing sugar plants in Mozambique, namely Marromeu and Mafambisse in the central province of Sofala and Maragra and Xinavane in Maputo province.

The president of Apamo said that in addition to an increase in exports, the sector’s social impact is very significant because it employs more than 200,000 workers and in 2017 for the first time started producing sugar supplemented with vitamin A.

The sugar sector was one of the most affected by the 1977-1992 civil war in Mozambique and is now one of the most important in the economy, exporting an annual average of about 240,000 tons. (macauhub)