Egyptian Agriculture Minister Ezzeldin Abusteit said on Monday that the sugar crop production in Egypt this season amounted to about 2,48 million tonnes, marking an increase of about 320,000 tonnes compared to the previous year.
It is reportyed by Egypt Independent.
Abusteit said in a statement that this season marks a record amount for Egypt. The national production was recorded at 2,16 million tonnes the previous year.
He added that the cultivated area of sugar cane amounted to about 248,000 feddans, an increase of 5,500 feddans compared to the previous year.
Abusteit said that the cultivated area for sugar beet crop amounted to about 584,580 feddans, an increase of 104,800 feddans compared to the previous year.
The Minister pointed out that the sugar beet crop also achieved a record increase in production, as the average production for the sugar beet was about 18,7 tonnes per feddan, compared to 18,4 tonnes per feddan during the previous season.
He added that the average production of sugar cane also increased from 33,8 tonnes per feddan to 34,8 tonnes per feddan.
Abusteit added that the increase in the cultivated area of sugar beet has also resulted in a significant increase in the production of fodder by about 150,000 tonnes, followed by a similar increase in the quantity of molasses produced to be exported abroad.