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Sugar production: India’s 2021-22 sugar production to rise 2.90 pc to 31.9 mn tons

Sugar production in India, the world’s second largest producing nation after Brazil, is estimated to enhance by 2.90 per cent to 31.9 million tonnes within the ongoing 2021-22 advertising and marketing 12 months, in accordance to the primary estimate launched by the commerce physique AISTA on Thursday. With estimated production of 31.9 million tonnes plus opening inventory of 8.3 million tonnes with mills, the overall availability of sugar within the nation is anticipated to be 40.2 million tonnes within the present advertising and marketing 12 months, barely decrease than the earlier 12 months, it stated.

However, the provision of sugar within the nation can be ample to meet the home consumption, which is estimated to be at 27 million tonnes within the 2021-22 advertising and marketing 12 months, it added.

Sugar advertising and marketing 12 months runs from October to September.

In case of exports, the All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA) stated the outbound shipments are estimated to be decrease at 6 million tonnes within the present 2021-22 advertising and marketing 12 months, as towards 7.2 million tonnes within the earlier 12 months.

“The actual exports in 2021-22, would depend upon the level of domestic sugar prices vis-a-vis international sugar prices,” the commerce physique famous.

According to the AISTA’s first estimate, the nation’s sugar production is anticipated to be at 31.9 million tonnes within the 2021-22 advertising and marketing 12 months, as towards 31 million tonnes within the earlier 12 months.

Out of the overall estimated sugar production for this 12 months, mills in Uttar Pradesh — the nation’s main sugar producing state — are estimated to produce 10.5 million tonnes of the sweetener within the 2021-22 advertising and marketing 12 months, decrease than 11.1 million tonnes within the earlier 12 months.

However, production in Maharashtra — the nation’s second largest sugar producing state — is estimated to be larger at 11.5 million tonnes, as towards 10.7 million tonnes, whereas that of in Karnataka — the nation’s third largest sugar producing state — the production is anticipated to be 4.8 million tonnes, as towards 4.7 million tonnes within the stated interval.

Sugar production is pegged to be barely larger at 1.1 million tonnes in Gujarat, at 1 million tonnes in Tamil Nadu, and at 3 million tonnes in different states, the info confirmed.

“The above estimates of 31.9 million tonnes of sugar production excludes the diversion of sucrose for ethanol production,” AISTA stated.

It is estimated that 3.1 million tonnes of sucrose would get diverted within the present advertising and marketing 12 months for ethanol production from B-heavy molasses and sugarcane juice, it added.

AISTA additionally stated the home sugar consumption is estimated to enhance by 2 per cent to 27 million tonnes within the 2021-22 advertising and marketing 12 months, from 26.5 million tonnes within the earlier 12 months.

The first estimate has been arrived at after contemplating the estimated sugarcane production, sugar production, restoration price and drawl price achieved to this point within the present advertising and marketing 12 months, in addition to possible diversion of sucrose for production of ethanol from B-heavy molasses, it stated.

Sugarcane crushing is happening, AISTA stated and added that it’s going to come out with a second production estimate for the 2021-22 advertising and marketing 12 months by February-end or early March.

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