Development and current status of the sugar industry in Sudan

The Sudanese sugar industry has been suffering from a decline of sugar production. The production of the six sugar mills has dropped in 9 years by 32%, from 775,000 t in 2008 to 526,000 t in 2017. At the Kenana sugar mill, which produces 50% of the country’s sugar, production declined by 25.8% in the period. Production also decreased by 24%, 50.2%, 36.1% and 42.7%, respectively, at the Guneid, Halfa, Sennar and Assalaya factories. The lower sugar production has led to the annual imports of about 599,500 t of sugar. The reasons . . .

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