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Mauritius’s Sugar Cane Sucrose Content Lower, Institute Says

June 06, 2011

(Updates with stalk height in second paragraph.)

June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Sucrose content of Mauritius’s 2011 sugar cane crop is lagging behind last year and 2009, the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute said.

Stalk height is 1.1 percent below 2010 and 6.4 percent below “normal,” the Reduit-based institute said in an e-mailed report dated June 3.

Sugar makes up 63 percent of Mauritian agriculture exports, according to the Port Louis-based Chamber of Agriculture. Production in 2010 was 452,518 metric tons of sugar, according to the chamber.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, Dan Weeks

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