Sucrose Losses in a Cane Sugar Factory

The data below are the industry average figures from South African factories as published in SASTA Procedings. The figures given in the table and graph below are as a percentage of the sucrose entering the factory in cane.

The losses in 1993 and 1994 were high as a result of the drought at that time. It is quite clear that the losses in bagasse and filter cake are almost constant, while the loss in molasses varies a lot, the undetermined loss is fairly stable from year to year

Sucrose Losses
Sucrose losses as a percentage of sucrose entering the factory
  Bagasse Filter Cake Molasses Undetermined Total
1988 2.37 0.27 9.64 1.96 14.24
1989 2.40 0.27 9.26 1.85 13.78
1990 2.33 0.26 8.76 1.98 13.33
1991 2.25 0.29 9.02 1.92 13.48
1992 2.05 0.27 8.86 1.76 12.94
1993 2.19 0.25 11.31 2.23 15.98
1994 2.25 0.25 12.07 2.29 16.86
1995 2.13 0.22 10.97 2.01 15.33
1996 2.31 0.22 11.37 2.15 16.05
1997 2.28 0.25 9.84 1.81 14.18
1998 2.26 0.24 9.40 2.00 13.90
1999 2.27 0.25 9.29 2.10 13.91
2000 2.07 0.19 9.25 1.99 13.50
2001 2.25 0.18 9.45 1.92 13.80
2002 2.04 0.18 8.62 1.87 12.71
2003 2.21 0.15 8.96 1.67 12.99
2004 2.13 0.17 9.48 1.95 13.73
2005 2.02 0.14 9.65 1.96 13.77
Average 2.21 0.23 9.73 1.97 14.14