Mexico’s Sugar Production Fell 13% This Season Through March 17

Sugar output in Mexico, the world’s sixth-largest producer, fell 13 percent so far this season, according to industry committee Conadesuca.

Production in the 2011-12 season, which started in October, totaled 3.17 million metric tons through March 17, Conadesuca said in a report on its website on March 21. That compares with 3.64 million tons in the same period in 2010-11.

Mexico will produce 5.1 million tons of sugar this season, down from a previous forecast of 5.3 million tons, Conadesuca said on Feb. 10.

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