Guyana, a major sugar producer, will import sugar from Mexico for domestic consumption and use its stockpile to meet European commitments, the government said.

The state-run Guyana Sugar Corp. said Thursday that extremely low production this year forced it to purchase 4,000 tons of sugar from Mexico and scale down its annual sugar harvest target from 210,000 to 170,000 tons.Guyana, the English-speaking Caribbean's largest sugar producer, earns most of its foreign exchange from sugar, rice and bauxite. It has never had to import sugar before.