9 Jun 2008

Fiji sugar milling underway - small crop predicted

3:10 pm on 9 June 2008

The Fiji Sugar Corporation has predicted a low yield from this year's harvest.

Acting Chief Executive Deo Sharan says over 220 thousand tonnes of sugar is expected to be produced this year and they will have to export almost all the produce to the European Union market to meet their demands.

The Corporation hopes there will be minimal mill break downs compared to previous years as all the four mills have been maintained well.

Crushing in Penang and Lautoka Sugar mills will begin today, with Rarawai mill to start on 18th of June and Labasa on the 24th.