Cane Payment Information

The schemes encourage growers to deliver cane regularly throughout the crushing season without loss of income due to cane maturity being outside of the peak sugar content.

The scheme compensates cane growers for delivering cane at the beginning and end of the crushing season (outside Peak Sugar). Such schemes are a feature of cane payment systems in Australia, Jamaica, Mauritius and South Africa.

The adoption of a quality based cane Payment system for the Fijian Sugar industry will deliver the following benefits:

  • Improved Grower/Grower equity.
  • Better utilization of milling capacity.
  • Group harvesting possible without Grower/Grower equity issues.
  • Potential for expansion of crop size within a mill area or across the group.
  • Potential for extended season lengths.

Types Of Cane Payment
Types Of Cane Payment 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Delivery Payment $31.31/t $32.13/t $37.55/t $37.62/t $37.62/t
Second Payment $10.44/t $10.71/t $12.52/t $12.54/t  
Third Payment $10.18/t $11.50/t $12.00/t $15.13/t  
Fourth Payment $11.39/t $20.40/t $15.05/t $15.00/t  
Final Payment $2.3442 $3.0871 $6.37/t $0.718  
Special Payment $4.00/t $5.00/t  

Schedule of Cane Delivery Cut-off
2017 Season -All Mills
Delivery Cut-off Harvesting PMT Cane Payment
12-Jun-17 21-Jun-17 23-Jun-17
26-Jun-17 05-Jul-17 07-Jul-17
10-Jul-17 19-Jul-17 21-Jul-17
24-Jul-17 02-Aug-17 04-Aug-17
07-Aug-17 16-Aug-17 18-Aug-17
21-Aug-17 30-Aug-17 01-Sep-17
04-Sep-17 13-Sep-17 15-Sep-17
18-Sep-17 27-Sep-17 29-Sep-17
02-Oct-17 11-Oct-17 13-Oct-17
16-Oct-17 25-Oct-17 27-Oct-17
30-Oct-17 08-Nov-17 10-Nov-17
13-Nov-17 22-Nov-17 24-Nov-17
27-Nov-17 06-Dec-17 08-Dec-17
11-Dec-17 20-Dec-17 22-Dec-17
25-Dec-17 03-Jan-18 05-Jan-18
08-Jan-18 17-Jan-18 19-Jan-18
22-Jan-18 31-Jan-18 02-Feb-18

Schedule of Cane Delivery Cut-off 2017