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The Manufacture of Sugar in Eswatini - 2019 Industry Report Featuring Crookes Plantations, Royal Swaziland Sugar Corp, Tambankulu Estates & Ubombo Sugar - ResearchAndMarkets.com

November 12, 2019 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2019--

The “Manufacture of Sugar in Eswatini 2019” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report focuses on the manufacture of sugar in Eswatini and includes information on the state and size of the industry and the factors that influence it.

There are profiles of four companies including the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation, which produces two-thirds of sugar in the country and a significant quantity of ethanol, Ubombo Sugar which the second-largest industry player, Crookes Plantations and Tambankulu Estates.

Manufacture of Sugar in Eswatini

Eswatini is a major sugar producer on the continent. Sugar is the country’s main export commodity, and Eswatini is the 4th largest sugar producer in Africa and the 25th largest producer in the world. Sugar production accounts for over half of Eswatinis agricultural output and contributes about US$285m to the country’s gross domestic product. The industry employs more than 20,000 workers.

Growth Prospects

The area planted to sugar cane is forecast to increase by 8% to 70,000 hectares in 2019/20 with forecasts of good rainfall, increased available irrigation water, improvements in cane yields, and growth in the area planted. Sugar production is forecast to increase by 10% to 800,000 tons in 2019/20 based on an increase in sugar cane delivered to the sugar mills, the better quality of sugar cane, and improved sugar mill efficiencies.

Trade Headwinds

There has been a decline in exports to the EU, one of Eswatini’s main export markets, due to low sugar prices in the EU and changes in the EU’s sugar policies which include the removal of restrictions for domestic sugar beet production and ending preferential access for sugar imports from least developing countries. Cheap imports into the Southern African Customs Union have also affected its exports in the region.

Key Topics Covered

1. INTRODUCTION

2. COUNTRY INFORMATION

3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY

3.1. Industry Value Chain

3.2. Geographic Position

4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY

5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

5.1. Local

5.1.1. Corporate Actions

5.1.2. Regulations

5.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development

5.2. Continental

5.3. International

6. INFLUENCING FACTORS

6.1. Finance

6.2. Cost

6.3. Global Pricing Pressure

6.4. Climate Change and Drought

6.5. Cyclicality

6.6. Infrastructure

6.7. Diseases and Pests

6.8. Renewable Energy

6.9. Corruption and Forced Evictions

6.10. Poverty

6.11. Government Initiatives

6.12. IFAD Projects

6.13. Health Concerns

6.14. Food Safety

6.15. HIV/AIDS

6.16. Technology, Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation

6.17. Political Risks

6.18. Labour

7. COMPETITION

7.1. Barriers to Entry

8. SWOT ANALYSIS

9. OUTLOOK

10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

11. References

11.1. Publications

11.2. Websites

Companies Mentioned

  • Crookes Plantations Ltd.
  • Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation Ltd.
  • Tambankulu Estates Ltd.
  • Ubombo Sugar Ltd.

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KEYWORD: SWAZILAND AFRICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RETAIL AGRICULTURE NATURAL RESOURCES FOOD/BEVERAGE

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