3% Rise Predicted in World Sugar Harvest

Associated Press

World sugar production in 1988-89 is expected to be a record of about 107.1 million metric tons, up 3% from slightly less than 103.8 million tons produced in 1987-88, the Agriculture Department said.

The new estimate also was up from the 103.9 million tons forecast in June, the department said in a report.

“Substantial improvements are foreseen for some of the world’s major sugar cane-producing countries, including Australia, Brazil, Cuba and India,” the report said.