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Guatemalan to lose one million tons of sugarcane as a result of flooding

Monday, September 13, 2010


Guatemala’s 2010-2011 sugar harvest will fall by 5 percent due to damage caused by 12,000 hectares caused by heavy rainfall in recent weeks.
 
“We reckon that the rains have lost us more than a million tons of cane,” said the general manager of the cane growers’ association.
 
The losses will hit exports once domestic supplies have been assured. Between November 1 last year till September 10 this year, Guatemala earned $668 million in sugar exports.
 
Original source (in Spanish): Prensa Libre