LUSAKA, June 8 Refined sugar production at
Zambia Sugar, a unit of Associated British Foods
, increased 47 percent to 65,000 tonnes in the year ended
Mar 31, driven up by increased refining capacity, the company
said on Thursday.
However, total sugar production fell 6 percent to 359,000
tonnes compared to last year mainly due to reduced cane supply
following a drought, its managing director Rabecca Katowa said.
"The $80 million investment into our new state-of-the-art
Nakambala refinery has undoubtedly positioned the company well
for future growth. It solidifies Zambia Sugar's strategy of
focusing on domestic and regional markets growth," Katowa said
in a statement.
(Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Ed Stoddard)