Sugar Production Indian Sugar Output Likely to Touch 26 Million Tons

Editor: Dominik Stephan

The emerging Indian economy also boosts the demand for consumer goods such as sugar – India now expects to produce 26 million tons of the sweet carbohydrate in 2012.

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India's sugar output has increased by about 14 percent year on year in February. Now forecasts predict a total production of 26 million tons for 2012. (Picture: Process)
India's sugar output has increased by about 14 percent year on year in February. Now forecasts predict a total production of 26 million tons for 2012. (Picture: Process)

Sugar output during 2011-12 marketing year is likely to be 26 million tons, against 24.2 million tons in the previous year. Till February 2012, sugar production has registered an increase of 15 per cent at 18.65 million tons compared to corresponding period last year, according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association, ISMA.

14 Percent Year–On–Year Increase

Maharashtra is the country’s largest producer of sugar and has clocked an output of 6.49 million tons till the end of February, recording a 14 per cent increase. Output in Uttar Pradesh has gone up 13 per cent to 5.27 million tons. Karnataka has reported production of 2.87 million tons. Sugar production has also registered growth in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

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