Nicaragua Exports More Sugar

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
In the first four months of the year the volume exported was 256 million kilos, 84% more than in the same period in 2016.
Growth in the cultivated area and productivity improvements explain the better performance of the sugar industry in Nicaragua. In the first quarter of the year, not only did the exported volume go up, but so did exported value, going from $50 million generated in the same period in 2016 to $118 million this year.

See also "Sugar in Central America: Export Volume Down 21%"

"... Preliminary data from the National Committee of Sugar Producers of Nicaragua (CNPA) indicates that in the 2016-2017 cycle there was a growth in the areas of sugar cane planting, compared to the 2015-2016 harvest; As well as higher agricultural and industrial yields and products derived from cane."

With these results,, "...In the first four months of this year, cane sugar was the third largest of the country's main export products, only below beef and gold coffee, and displaced gold, moving it into fourth position, which had ranked third in the first four months of 2016."

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