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China yields less sugar by end Jan. in 2014/2015 crushing year

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2015-02-10 GMT+8:00

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- China yielded 4,785,700 metric tons (tonnes) of sugar by the end of January 2015, down 1,734,700 tonnes or 26.60 percent year on year, according to an industry portal www.gsmn.com.cn, on Tuesday.

The country has embraced the peak season for sugar manufacturing in the 2014/15 crushing year. By the end of January, the country's cane sugar output was 1,722,800 tonnes lower than that in the same period of last crushing year, said the website.

Sugar refineries in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a large sugar production base in China, have ended production. The sugar refinery firstly ending its production has seen output fall by 30 percent year on year with the production period 20 days shorter than that in 2013/14 crushing year, according to the website.  (Edited by Hu Pingchao, hupingchao@xinhua.org)

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