The relationship between Fiji Sugar Corporation's profitability and sugarcane production

Biman Chand Prasad, Paresh Kumar Narayan

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The Fiji Government's inability to resolve the differences over land leases is widely seen as a major contributor to the difficulties experienced by the sugar industry. In this paper, however, a different perspective is provided on the industry's problems. In examining the relationship between the profitability of the Fiji Sugar Corporation and sugarcane production, it is found that profitability has had a statistically significant negative effect on sugarcane production, leading to the conclusion that the Fiji Sugar Corporation has been inefficient in the management of the mills, the rail transport system, and sugarcane research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-32
Number of pages14
JournalPacific Economic Bulletin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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