With the 2022/23 campaign about to commence, experts and state officials say the crisis-racked Cuba will struggle to produce enough sugar even for its own consumption, reported Reuters.
Cuba – 2021/22 sugar output worst ever at under half-million tonnes [Full subscriber]
Cuba’s 2021-2022 sugar production reached just 52% of the goal for the season, at approximately 474,000 tonnes. That is nearly half of last year’s crop of 800,000 tonnes, which was already the worst since 1908, reported Reuters.
Cuba – Sugar output in 2022 forecast to be worst ever [Full subscriber]
The Cuban sugar industry is heading toward its worst season ever, reports Reuters.
Cuban government to revitalise the sugar sector [Full subscriber]
The Cuban government has stepped in to revitalise the sugar industry, which has been on the decline recently, with sugar production dropping to 816,000 tonnes raw value (trv) in 20/22 (Oct-Sept) from 1.2 million trv in the previous year.
Cuba – Sugar industry restructured amidst falling output [Full subscriber]
Cuba has carried out a root and branch restructure of its sugar industry in a last-ditch attempt to keep mills from folding in the face of collapsing output, reported Reuters.
Cuba – 2020/21 harvest expected to yield over 800,000 tonnes sugar – 30% below target [Full subscriber]
There will be a shortfall of some 30% from the planned target of 1.2 million tonnes raw sugar at the close of 2020/21 harvest, according to Jose Carlos Santos Ferrer, first vice president of state sugar monopoly AZCUBA speaking to the state Cuban News Agency, reported Reuters.
Cuba – 2021 sugar output forecast to drop by 25% to under 1 million tonnes [Full subscriber]
The 2021 sugar production could be around 900,000 tonnes, a 25% drop, according to state media reports Reuters.
Cuba to sell locally produced biotech sweetener [Registered]
Cuba will “soon” start selling a biotech sweetener substitute for traditional sugar, produced at the island’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB). The fruit-oligosaccharide (FOS) is made from sorbitol and an enzyme developed at the center, reported the local news agency, Prensa Latina.
Cuba – 8000 oxen deployed to plant cane amidst fuel crisis [Full subscriber]
The cane sector is having to resort deploying some 4,000 yuntas (pairs) of oxen to support planting operations amidst fuel crisis that has hit the country, according to local press reports.
Cuba – 2018/19 export commitments fulfilled despite fall in sugar output [Full subscriber]
The Cuban state-run sugar monopoly Azcuba met its export commitments for this season despite output falling by 13%, according to the company spokesman Liobel Perez speaking to the official Prensa Latina news agency.