India’s sugar output records 14 per cent increase this year

sugar-indiaAccording to experts, higher output will add pressure on local prices, which is at the lowest level for four and a half years. (Image source: Maria Kaloudi/sxc.hu)India’s sugar production has recorded an increase in the output to 19.4mn tonnes in February 2015 from 455 sugar mills, compared to 17.04mn tonnes produced until the same period last year

The output in the state of Uttar Pradesh increased to 4.96mn tonnes, up 12.5 per cent, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement.

India’s sugar output is expected to reach 26.5mn tonnes in September 2015, half a million tonnes more than previously forecasted, Yatin Wadhwana, managing director of Sucden India, said at the India Sugar Forum conference recently.

In Maharashtra, 177 sugar mills produced about 7.4mn tonnes of sugar till the end of February 2015, as against 5.75 million tonnes produced in 2013-14 sugar season.

Karnataka’s 63 sugar mills produced 3.28mn tonnes of sugar until last month, against 3.09mn tonnes of sugar produced in 2013-14 sugar season till February 28, 2014.

In Tamil Nadu, 42 sugar mills produced 460,000 tonnes of sugar, against 650,000 tonnes of sugar produced by 37 sugar mills in the 2013-14 season. With regards to

Gujarat produced 840,000 tonnes of sugar by 19 sugar mills, as compared to 864,000 tonnes produced in the corresponding period last year.

During 2014-15 sugar season in Bihar, sugar mills have produced 475,000 tonnes, as compared to 373,000 tonnes of sugar produced by these mills on the corresponding date.

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