Bangladesh – 2012/13 sugar production revised down to 100,000 t

Bangladesh’s sugar output for 2012/13 is likely to reach 100,000 tonnes, below a projection for 130,000 tonnes made in November but still up about 40% from the previous year due to a bigger sugarcane crop, said Harun Mia, purchasing officer of the Bangladesh Sugar & Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC).

That production coupled with stocks helped the state agency last month issue the first ever international tender to export refined sugar from locally produced cane to the European Union under the latter’s preferential import regime for LDC countries.

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