Sugar output may fall; still there'll be 8 mt surplus for exports: ISMA

ISMA estimates that the diversion of cane juice and B-molasses to ethanol shall cut sugar production by about 4.5 mt during the next marketing year.

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Net sugar production before considering diversion towards ethanol is estimated to be higher at almost 40 mt in 2022-23, against 39.4 mt in the current 2021-22 marketing year.

Sanjeeb MukherjeeAgencies New Delhi
India's sugar production may drop slightly to 35.5 mt in the 2022-23 marketing year, starting October, because of the diversion of sugarcane towards ethanol manufacturing. Still, there would be almost an 8-mt surplus for exports, according to industry data. 
Production during the current 2021-22 sugar season is estimated to be almost 36 mt.
 
Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) on Friday released its preliminary estimates for sugar production for the 2022-23 marketing year. ISMA said sugar output is expected at 36 mt in the current marketing year ending September. Domestic consumption next year is estimated to be around 27.5 mt, the

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First Published: Jul 22 2022 | 7:21 PM IST

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