Zimbabwe: Sugar Annual

Commodities

Post forecasts that sugar cane production in Zimbabwe will increase by 4 percent to 3.7 million Metric Tons (MT) in the 2019/20 MY, based on normal weather conditions, increased area planted, an accelerated sugarcane root replant program and improved sugar cane yields due to sufficient irrigation water. Post forecasts that sugar production in Zimbabwe will increase by 6 percent to 490,000 MT in the 2019/20 MY, due to an increase in the quantity of sugar cane delivered to the mills, improved sugar cane quality (sucrose content) and improved sugar mill efficiencies (sugar recovery rate). As a result, sugar exports are estimated to increase by 23 percent to 117,000 MT in the 2019/20 MY. Post forecasts that Zimbabwe will fully utilize the United States Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) allocation of 12,636 MT for the 2019/20 MY, as the United States is still considered a premium market.