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Mexico’s Sugar Production Fell 14% in Season to March 3

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March 7 (Bloomberg) -- Sugar output in Mexico, the world’s sixth-largest producer, fell 14 percent to far this season, according to industry committee Conadesuca.

Production in the 2011-12 season, which started in October, totaled 2.7 million metric tons through March 3, Conadesuca said in a report on its website yesterday. That compares with 3.1 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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Isis Almeida in London at Ialmeida3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at Ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net.

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