India 2020/2021 sugar output will rise 13% — ISMA

The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has projected sugar output to rise 13% to 31 million tonnes in the 2020-21 marketing year on likely higher availability of sugarcane, as against 27,42 million tonnes last year.

It is reported by The Hindu.

The country’s sugar output rose by 31% to 14,27 million tonnes in the first three-and-a-half months of the 2020-21 marketing year that started in October, industry association ISMA said on Monday.

Production in India, the world’s second-largest sugar-producing country, had been recorded at 10,89 million tonnes till January 15 of the 2019-20 marketing year (October-September).

Releasing the latest production update, ISMA said the country’s sugar output is higher by 3,376 million tonnes so far this year as compared to last year’s production for the corresponding period.

It said 487 sugar mills were in operation in the said period as against 440.

Sugar production in U.P., the country’s leading sugar- producing State, remained slightly lower at 4,299 million tonnes till January 15, as against 4,378 million tonnes in the year-earlier period.