Uganda’s Sugar Production Has Growth Spurt

Uganda’s Sugar Production Has Growth Spurt

From BusinessReport

Ugandan sugar production edged up 3 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2013 due to increases in cane output and milling capacity and was on track to meet a target of more than 320,000 tons for the year, an industry official said.

East Africa’s third-biggest economy consumes about 350,000 tons of raw sugar annually, and the government wants to attract more investment into the industry to meet demand, which is forecast to double by 2030.

The Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA) said the industry had produced 164 200 tons of raw sugar in the first six months of the year.

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