Havana, December 25 (RHC)-- This season s sugar harvest began on 20 November and is expected to show an increase in output over last years.
One the largest mills, the Uruguay, in Sancti Spiritus, has just begun operation in the current sugar harvest. The Uruguay increases to 26 the number of Centrals currently producing sugar in Cuba. Some 49 factories are scheduled to produce sugar this season.
Eight other sugar mills are expected to begin operations before years’ end, the rest will begin in January.
The harvest is moving along at an adequate pace, according to experts, except for a period of unusual winter rains in early December which forced a reduction in cane cutting.
Industrial efficiency is holding steady, according to official reports. Cuba is planning to produce one million eight hundred thousand tons of sugar during this harvest, 18 percent over last year’s output.
If all goes well, this will be best Cuban sugar harvest in the past ten years.
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