Sugar production in Karnataka, the country's third largest sugar producing state, is expected to increase to 4.31 MT in 2020-21
Sugar output in India, the world's second largest producer after Brazil, is expected to increase by 17.69 per cent to 32.01 million tonnes during the season beginning October 2020 on likely higher availability of sugarcane for crushing, industry body ISMA said on Thursday.
The country's sugar output has reached 27.02 million tonnes (MT) so far in the ongoing 2019-20 season (October-September). About 1,50,000 tonnes of sugar production is expected by season-end, taking total output to 27.2 MT for this season, it said in a statement. On sugar demand and prices, the industry body said the offtake seems to have reached normal levels after the government relaxed lockdown rules.
The ex-mill sugar prices, which had fallen to around Rs 31-31.50 per
First Published: Jun 25 2020 | 6:35 PM IST