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Pakistan – 2010/11 crop produces 4.1 million tonnes sugar [Registered]

Pakistan produced 4.1 million tonnes of sugar from the 2010/11 crop – around a million tonnes more than last year, according to industry officials recently. The new estimate is up nearly 400 000 tonnes from previous forecasts despite concerns that output would fall because of widespread summer floods in 2010. “Sugar output from the 2010/11 crop has reached about 4.1 million tonnes,” Javed Kayani, chairman of the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) told Reuters. “There were damages to sugarcane by the floods, but as it is a water-intensive crop, recovery ratio increased and led to the better output,” he said.…

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