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South Africa – Sugar outlook looks promising on the back of good rains in 2011 [Registered]

South African sugar producers expect to have a better April 2011 to March 2012 season due to good rains, after drought decreased output the previous season, a senior industry official said. Last year’s drought in South Africa’s rain-fed sugarcane-growing area of KwaZulu Natal, is expected to push the 2010/11 sugar output to fresh 15-year lows. “It is anticipated that 2011 will be an improved year compared to 2010, but full recovery, given normal rainfall will only take place in 2012,” Trix Trikam, executive director of the South African Sugar Association told Reuters on 13 January ’11. He said the challenge…

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