Sugar: Propaganda and spin as the production debacle continues

20131215cliveLast week’s column introduced six performance indicators for the sugar industry, which I will examine in coming weeks: production, costs, profitability, land productivity, factory productivity, and combined (land and factory) productivity, in that order. Today I will complete the first of these, which was started last week by considering estates and farmers production.

Table 1 provides production data for farmers and estates; 2012 shows actuals; 2013 shows estimates; and,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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