Sugar output in Mexico, the world’s sixth-largest producer, fell 3.5 percent so far this season, according to industry committee Conadesuca.
Production in the 2011-12 season, which started in October, totaled 4.97 million metric tons through June 2, Conadesuca said in a report on its website yesterday. That compares with 5.16 million tons a year earlier.
Mexico will produce 5.04 million tons of sugar this season, down from a previous forecast of 5.1 million tons, Conadesuca estimated.
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