Mauritius sugar production falls 3.2%

Mauritius sugar production fell by 3.2% in 2010 to 452,473 compared to 2009 whereby the forecast for the year was 450,000.  The sugar industry in Mauritius makes up 3% of its GDP.  The 2010 crop was priced at MUR 13,500 per tonne up from MUR 12,800 six months ago. The rupee has strengthened against the EURO from MUR 44.50 to MUR 41.10 and higher Mauritian prices reflect higher prices in the EU and a weaker EURO.


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