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ASR/BSI surpasses targeted milling figures

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ASR/BSI says that they were able to surpass their target of the amount of cane milled. For the week of December 25 to December 31, the amount of cane milled was thirty-six thousand, five hundred and eighty-two metric tons, surpassing the targeted milling figures by over one thousand, six hundred and thirty metric tons of cane. The thirty-six thousand, five hundred and eighty-two metric tons of cane that the factory milled, produced three thousand, four hundred and eighty-eight tons of sugar.  The sugar crop season opened on December 7, 2017, and it usually runs for eight months. In October 2017, the European Union lifted the limitations that it had in place on beet sugar. This means that Belize along with the other African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries now have to compete directly with the beet sugar industry, which is a cheaper alternative to cane sugar.  One way that BSI/ASR seeks to meet this challenge is by doubling the factory’s production capacity of direct consumption sugar which attracts a higher price than raw sugar in the markets.

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