South Africa's 2010/11 sugar output is estimated at 1.912 million tonnes, down from a previous 1.931 million tonnes forecast, the latest estimate by the South African Sugar Association (SASA) showed.

Sugarcane crush was forecast at 16.016 million tonnes from 16.122 million tonnes, the industry association, which represents producers and millers of the sweetener in Africa's biggest economy, said in a statement posted on its website.

Last year's drought in South Africa's rain-dependent sugar-growing area of KwaZulu Natal, is seen pushing output in Africa's biggest economy to 15-year lows.