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Increase of Sugar Production in the Caribbean

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Karl James

Kingston, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) After a slow start to the 2013/2014 sugar crop due to heavy rains, the production of sugar in the region is gaining momentum, said Karl James Chairman of the Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC).

According to the SAC, Jamaica led the way in regional sugar production in March with 37,990 tonnes, followed closely by Guyana with 37,794 tonnes, Caribbean News Agency reported today.

Belize recorded production of 23,767 tonnes and Barbados totaled 1,788 tonnes.

The SAC says for the current crop, the region has supplied 151,527 tonnes of sugar to the European Union; 5,570 tonnes to the Caribbean market and 2,552 tonnes to other markets.

However, he also warned that evidence suggest this will be a difficult year for sugar producers in the Caribbean.

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Karl James

Kingston, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) After a slow start to the 2013/2014 sugar crop due to heavy rains, the production of sugar in the region is gaining momentum, said Karl James Chairman of the Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC).

According to the SAC, Jamaica led the way in regional sugar production in March with 37,990 tonnes, followed closely by Guyana with 37,794 tonnes, Caribbean News Agency reported today.

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Belize recorded production of 23,767 tonnes and Barbados totaled 1,788 tonnes.

The SAC says for the current crop, the region has supplied 151,527 tonnes of sugar to the European Union; 5,570 tonnes to the Caribbean market and 2,552 tonnes to other markets.

However, he also warned that evidence suggest this will be a difficult year for sugar producers in the Caribbean.