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The worst drought to affect South Africa in the last century is further damaging the economic strength of the county's sugar sector. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, South Africa is expected to harvest 1.75 million metric tons of sugar during the 2015/2016 marketing year, a decrease of 20 percent from the previous marketing year and the lowest marketed-yield since 1995. Sugar producers are already grappling with competition from cheap imports, forcing some mills to remain closed and reducing employment in the sector.

Note: Precipitation amounts less than 0.5 mm have been replaced with "0" values.

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