(Sugar: 224,200 Tons)
Cane Crushed 2018/19
Sugarcane is one of Thailand top agricultural crops with the current cultivated areas of over 1.76 million hectares and 130 million tons of cane crushed, producing over 14 million tons of sugar. Thailand is the world second largest sugar exporting countries after Brazil. Cane and sugar industry generates approximately 300 billion baht to the country economy each year.
As an important Thailand’s Agri-industrial crop, sugarcane was traditionally used to produce only sugar. Presently, cane plays bigger role as an energy crop as raw material for ethanol and electricity production. Besides, byproducts from sugar production are also used to produce fertilizer, bio-degradable packaging and other bio-products.
Located in the northeast of Thailand, the country main sugarcane belt, Buriram has a long history in the Northeast cane and sugar industry. The factory started its business in 1964 under the name “Saha-Thai-Rung-Reung Sugar Factory” with its initial registered capital of 2MB and its crushing capacity of 3,003 ton/day and has gradually expanded to the current 23,000 ton/day.
Buriram Sugar factory can produce sugar classified by type and purity of sugar as follows:
Raw sugar is made directly from sugar cane and the initial production process. The sugar has a color value higher than 1,500 ICUMSA. It is dark brown, and has a dirt index and a low purity index. This type of sugar cannot be consumed until it is reprocessed or purified, turning into white sugar or refined sugar. Transfer is done in bulk to export.
Bulk Raw Sugar or Very High Polarization Sugar (VHP)
Bulk Raw Sugar or Very High Polarization Sugar (VHP) is partly purified therefore its color is yellow-tinted brown with ICUMSA 1,000 - 1,500. The sugar can be consumed without any further process needed in order to export overseas. It is packed by dividing into 15 kilograms and 50 kilograms.
Gloden Cane Sugar
Gloden Cane Sugar is purified sugar through processing its color value with higher than 1,000 ICUMSA. The sugar is consumed among household and used in industries in order to sell to distributors in Buriram Province, Bangkok Metropolis and Vicinity, and different regions including modern trade and food service channel as well. It is packed by dividing into 250 grams, 500 grams, 1 kilogram, 25 kilograms, and 50 kilograms.
Refined sugar is high in purity with less than 45 ICUMSA. The sugar is consumed among household and used in industries in order to sell to distributors in Buriram Province and Bangkok Metropolis and Vicinity and different regions including modern trade and food service channel as well. It is packed by dividing into 250 grams, 1 kilogram, 25 kilograms, and 50 kilograms.