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Thailand’s sugar production increased 4.4 percent to 8.22 million metric tons in the first 121 days of the current crushing season as yields improved, according to data from the Office of Cane and Sugar Board.
The 2011-2012 season began on Nov. 15, two weeks earlier than the previous year, the board said.
================================================================ 2011-2012 2010-2011 % Nov. 15 - March 14 Nov. 28 - March 28 Change ================================================================ (unit: metric tons) Cane crushing 79,449,252 76,235,159 +4.2 Sugar output 8,221,337 7,877,556 +4.4 Raw sugar 5,656,079 5,070,355 +11.6 White sugar 2,504,985 2,708,823 -7.5 Sugar content 11.93 11.89 (CCS%)*T ================================================================ Source: the Office of Cane and Sugar Board. CCS: Commercial Cane Sugar, a measure of recoverable sugar content in cane
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