Sugar production in Zambia declines

Zambia Sugar, a subsidiary of the Illovo Group, has recorded an 8% drop in production. The company attributed the drop to challenging climatic conditions. “Miller-cum-planter cane supplied 1.158 million ton, at average of 115 tons per hectare, while out-growers supplied a total of 915 500 tons at an average of…

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EU deregulation to shrink Swaziland sugar exports

Swaziland’s sugar exports are likely to decline after the European Union’s (EU) deregulation of the industry. Swazi sugar farmers have struggled to assert themselves outside the EU. Sugar farmers in the world’s only absolute monarchy have for decades benefitted from the EU’s cap on annual sugar production. It kept prices…

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Decrease in Zambia’s sugar production anticipated

Zambia Sugar Plc contributes roughly 92.5% to the total sugar production in Zambia, according to the Global Agriculture Information Network (Gain). In 2016, the sugar sector contributed roughly 3% to Zambia’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 6% to the country’s total national exports. SUGAR PRODUCTION It is estimated that Zambia’s…

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Zambia Sugar fined heavily for “unfair pricing”

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has fined the country’s largest sugar producer, Zambia Sugar, K76 million for alleged discrimination and unfair pricing. Zambia Sugar disputes the fine, saying findings by the CCPC are factually and legally wrong. “The company has engaged in unfair pricing against selected household sugar…

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