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Crushing optimism

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, July 19, 2014

INCREASING efficiency at all sugar mills in the country has resulted in a significant improvement in the production of the sweetener since crushing began last month.

Fiji Sugar Corporation executive chairman Abdul Khan said he was optimistic of an outstanding crush barring any major mechanical issues or natural disasters.

"So far, we have produced a total of 34,700 tonnes of sugar from the processing of 330,000 tonnes of cane," Mr Khan said.

"This is an amazing achievement because traditionally the mills are not as efficient early on in the season."

Mr Khan said at present, the mills were averaging a tonnes cane to tonnes sugar (TCTS) of 9:6, a huge improvement from 10:7 for the same period last year.

"And this is a result of two things — a combination of high quality cane and improved extraction of sugar."

The FSC has projected a total crush of two million tonnes of cane and the production between 210,000 to 215,000 tonnes of raw sugar this season.

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