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Chinese sugar imports plunge as supply grows [Registered]

China imported 23,034 tonnes of sugar in November 2010, a drop of 34% from the same period last year and 90.89% down from the previous month, data provided by the General Administration of Customs shows. In the first 11 months of last year, the country’s sugar imports rose 57% year-on-year to 1.64 million tonnes. The sharp fall of imports in November is due mainly to increasing supply on the market with the start of the new crushing season of 2010/11. By December 20, 90.2% of sugar mills in China’s largest sugar producer Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had begun crushing, with…

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