International Sugar Journal

Uganda triples sugar production over 2006 – 2022 [Full subscriber]

Sugar output in Uganda has tripled from just under 200,000 metric tonnes in 2006 to 600,000 tonnes in 2022, according to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade, Geraldine Ssali.

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Uganda – Kinyara Sugar launches nation’s first sugar refinery [Full subscriber]

Kinyara Sugar Limited (KSL) commissioned a new refinery at the cost of 52.4 billion shillings (US$15 million). It was inaugurated on February 5 by President Yoweri Museveni.

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Uganda – Sugar industry struggles with cheap imports in the local market originally destined for re-export [Registered]

Uganda’s sugar producers are in dire straits as the sector is currently facing an accumulation of its stocks with the sluggish sale linked to competition from imported sugar free of duty which should be re-exported, according to an industry lobby group.

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Uganda – Kakira Sugar commences production of pharmaceutical grade sugar [Full subscriber]

Kakira Sugar Works has started manufacturing pharmaceutical-grade sugar, according to local press reports.

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Uganda – Kakira Sugar loses US$955,000 worth of cane following fire by arsonists [Registered]

Arsonists have burnt 750 acres (303.5 ha) of sugarcane belonging to Kakira Sugar Limited. The fire has destroyed some 26,000 tonnes of raw cane worth UGX3.5 billion (US$955,000), according to local press reports.

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Uganda – Madhvani making more money from selling surplus power to grid than sugar [Full subscriber]

The Madhvani Group of Companies has said that its sugar business is not competitive in the current market – selling surplus cogenerated power and ethanol are significantly more profitable.

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Uganda – New 1000 tcd factory scheduled to be operational in December [Full subscriber]

A new sugar factory costing US$6 million (UGX22 billion) is expected to be operational in December this year, according to local press reports.

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Uganda – 2017/18 sugar output to rise by 17% [Registered]

Uganda’s sugar output may climb 17% this year to 428,000 tonnes with three top producers expected to boost production, reported Bloomberg.

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Uganda – Smuggled sugar from Kenya impacting local sugar producers [Registered]

Uganda’s Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde, has said the smuggling of duty-free sugar from Kenya is hurting the domestic sugar producers, according to local press reports.

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Uganda – Start-up introduces low cost cane bagasse-based sanitary pads [Registered]

Uganda-based new start-up Eco Smart Pads is keeping girls in school by offering them low-cost sanitary products made from sugarcane bagasse.

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