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Thai Sugar Output Gains 4.4% in First 121 Days of Season

March 15, 2012

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.

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                 2011-2012            2010-2011                %
                 Nov. 15 - March 14   Nov. 28 - March 28  Change
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(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
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Source: the Office of Cane and Sugar Board.
CCS: Commercial Cane Sugar, a measure of recoverable sugar
content in cane

To contact the reporter on this story: Supunnabul Suwannakij in Bangkok at ssuwannakij@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Poole at jpoole4@bloomberg.net


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