FIJI produced an additional 30,000 tonnes of sugar last year making it a total of 166,000 tonnes.
This made the 2010 harvesting season the lowest production year since 2006.
Sugar Ministry permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi said they were hoping to improve production this year but given the flooding in the west, the crop estimate this harvesting season would decrease slightly.
"Due to the damage caused by the floods, we expect this year's production to drop," he said.
However, Lt-Col Vaniqi is confident the lessons learnt from the 41st session of the International Sugar Council in New Delhi this week will help redirect the industry.
"All those workshop presentations have challenged and motivates us," he said.