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.


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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