Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- The cost of sugar in Tanzania has increased as factories suspend production of the sweetener, Daily News reported, citing Castor Raphael, Chairman Tanzania Sugar Board.
A kilogram of sugar now costs between 2,200 Tanzanian shillings and 2,500 shillings, comapred with an average of 600 shillings two weeks ago, the Dar es Salaam-based newspaper reported. Sugar consumption in East Africa’s second biggest economy is 400,000 tons annually, the newspaper said. The government has issued permits to import the shortage, it said.
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