Indonesia sugar output missed target

Indonesia’s white sugar output in 2019 stood at 2,23 million tonnes, up 3% from 2018, Kasdi Subagyono, the director general of plantations at the agriculture ministry, told on Friday.

It is reported by Reuters.

Last year’s white sugar output of 2,23 million tonnes increased from 2,17 million tonnes in 2018, but missed a target of 2,45 million tonnes.

In 2019, Indonesia imported 495,000 tonnes of white sugar, down from 1,1 million a year earlier, Subagyono said.

White sugar production in 2020 is expected to come in at 2,46 million tonnes, Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo had said in November.