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The Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), is the regulatory body of the Jamaica Sugar Industry. It was established in 1970 under the Sugar Industry Counsel Act, it shall be the duty of the Authority to advise the Minister on functions of the Authority such as:

  • On all matters of the general policy with respect to the operations and development of the Industry.
  • With respect to applications for licenses in the relation to the introduction of mechanical units in the industry; and the measures to be adopted in dealing with the incidence and effect of redundancy as a consequence of mechanization of the industry.
  • With respect to the use on an economic and efficient basis of port in relation to the exportation of sugar.
  • The Authority shall have power to perform any functions assigned to it by or under this Act of any other enactment.

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Cane and Sugar Production in Jamaica: 1975-2011

 

CANE MILLED

 

96o SUGAR PRODUCED

TONNES CANE/TONNE SUGAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM

FROM

 

FROM

FROM

 

HECTARES

TONNES

YEARS

ESTATE

FARMERS

TOTAL

ESTATE

FARMERS'

TOTAL

ESTATE

FARMERS'

OVERALL

REAPED

SUGAR

 

(tonnes)

(tonnes)

(tonnes)

CANE

CANE

(tonnes)

CANE

CANE

 

 

PER

 

 

 

 

(tonnes)

(tonnes)

 

 

 

 

 

HECTARE

1975

761,285

2,819,606

3,580,891

76,523

289,888

366,411

9.95

9.73

9.77

53,055

6.91

1976

777,436

2,850,386

3,627,822

72,926

292,589

365,515

10.66

9.74

9.93

53,865

6.79

1977

728,414

2,499,331

3,227,745

61,198

234,628

295,826

11.90

10.65

10.91

51,840

5.71

1978

704,493

2,867,041

3,571,534

61,031

244,563

305,594

11.54

11.72

11.69

51,840

5.89

1979

668,962

2,295,925

2,964,887

61,091

209,079

270,170

10.95

10.98

10.97

45,360

5.96

1980

631,858

2,132,214

2,764,072

58,957

191,719

250,676

10.72

11.12

11.03

46,170

5.43

1981

589,180

1,863,664

2,452,844

55,434

149,451

204,885

10.63

12.47

11.97

42,323

4.84

1982

1,199,480

1,321,888

2,521,368

95,309

106,896

202,205

12.59

12.37

12.47

42,394

4.77

1983

1,062,617

1,260,527

2,323,144

88,538

111,542

200,080

12.00

11.30

11.61

41,065

4.87

1984

1,025,200

1,396,754

2,421,954

80,143

115,772

195,915

12.79

12.06

12.36

39,570

4.95

1985

1,038,793

1,230,887

2,269,680

90,521

119,504

210,025

11.48

10.30

10.81

38,146

5.51

1986

1,081,489

1,138,842

2,220,331

96,266

107,236

203,502

11.23

10.62

10.91

37,715

5.40

1987

977,339

1,016,824

1,994,163

92,644

98,339

190,983

10.55

10.34

10.44

35,676

5.35

1988

1,245,024

1,319,724

2,564,748

106,408

117,939

224,347

11.70

11.19

11.43

37,254

6.02

1989

1,114,134

1,178,892

2,293,026

91,116

101,266

192,382

12.23

11.64

11.92

39,358

4.89

1990

1,194,322

1,377,564

2,571,886

100,314

118,756

219,070

11.91

11.60

11.74

40,008

5.48

1991

1,288,353

1,444,039

2,732,392

110,787

126,566

237,353

11.63

11.41

11.51

42,105

5.64

1992

1,144,100

1,380,661

2,524,761

101,604

121,859

223,463

11.26

11.33

11.30

39,934

5.60

1993

1,115,292

1,546,112

2,661,404

94,756

129,223

223,979

11.77

11.96

11.88

40,073

5.59

1994

1,047,821

1,402,044

2,449,865

93,919

126,431

220,350

11.16

11.09

11.12

39,158

5.63

1995

1,024,305

1,270,355

2,294,660

88,093

123,421

211,514

11.63

10.29

10.85

39,580

5.34

1996

1,141,710

1,482,205

2,623,915

112,019

125,924

237,943

10.19

11.77

11.03

38,672

6.15

1997

976,021

1,437,358

2,413,379

96,702

139,808

236,510

10.09

10.28

10.20

39,582

5.98

1998

1,056,426

1,203,504

2,259,930

84,774

101,359

186,133

12.46

11.87

12.14

35,848

5.19

1999

1,185,679

1,126,745

2,312,424

104,312

99,876

204,188

11.37

11.28

11.32

37,646

5.42

2000

1,104,660

920,456

2,025,116

118,070

98,317

216,387

9.36

   9.36

   9.36

38,345

5.64

2001

1,281,806

948,800

2,230,606

117,885

86,593

204,478

10.87

10.96

10.91

35,887

5.70

2002

1,113,612

851,858

1,965,470

98,762

75,878

174,640

11.28

11.23

11.25

34,226

5.10

2003

1,027,255

748,470

1,775,725

88,622

63,914

152,536

11.59

11.71

11.64

30,581

4.99

2004

1,205,433

787,712

1,993,145

111,487

72,185

183,672

10.81

10.91

10.85

30,954

5.93

2005

798,747

571,983

1,368,730

71,689

52,517

124,206

11.11

10.89

11.02

27,583

4.50

2006

1,026,168

719,118

1,745,286

88,896

57,986

146,882

11.54

12.40

11.88

29,973

4.90

2007

1,184,091

783,918

1,968,009

98,844

65,543

164,387

11.98

11.96

11.97

30,790

5.34

2008

1,008,043

644,005

1,652,048

87,005

53,867

140,872

11.59

11.96

11.73

29,890

4.71

2009

757,696

576,883

1,334,579

69,715

56,103

125,818

10.87

10.28

10.61

26,296

4.78

2010

817,932

572,152

1,390,084

72,103

49,703

121,806

11.34

11.51

11.41

27,595

4.41

2011

905,349

612,991

1,518,340

83,400

56,194

139,594

10.86

10.91

10.88

27,887

5.01

 

Sugar Industry Authority

 

Report on cane actually ground for sugar and actual sugar produced.