Kenya sugar production down 45%

28.12.2017

Kenya sugar production dropped 45% in the 11 months to November as refineries grappled with shortage of raw material, with its sale falling by almost a similar margin.

It is reported by Xnews.

Monthly report from sugar directorate indicates quantities dropped to 327,886 tonnes in the first 11 months from 593,666 tonnes in the corresponding period last year. The report blamed the low production on a prevailing cane shortage in most cane growing zones. Sugar sales from factories also dropped by 44 per cent in what is attributed to low production by local factories.


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