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August 10, 2011

Zambia sugar output soars

by Chiwoyu Sinyangwe

Output at Zambia Sugar has this year risen to an all-time high of 385,000 tonnes on account of increased capacity utilisation at its new factory and a favourable rainfall pattern.

In the 2010 season, Zambia Sugar Plc, produced 315,000 tonnes of sugar.

The country’s biggest sugar producer in December 2009 commissioned the K1 trillion Nakambala Sugar Estate Expansion Project, which raised sugar production capacity at its factory from previous 200,000 tonnes to 450,000 tonnes.

... total cane throughput both from its internal sources and from outgrowers rose by 19 per cent to 3.1 million tonnes.

About 60 per cent of sugar from Nakambala factory goes to the European Union and the Great Lakes region, with each market claiming half of the lot.

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