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Sugar export may touch 85 lakh tonne this year: ISMA

New Delhi.India’s sugar export may touch 85 lakh tonne in the ongoing 2021-22
marketing year ending September, as per the estimates of global trade
houses, industry body ISMA said on Monday. While the country has
contracted 72 lakh tonne of sugar export, the physical exports have been
around 56-57 lakh tonne till March-end this year, it said.

still on as 366 mills were operating till March-end, while 152 mills had stopped
the crushing. Releasing the latest sugar production figures, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said: “News from the international trade houses indicate that global
market is expecting 85 lakh tonne of sugar exports from India, in the current

According to the industry body, sugar production reached 309.87 lakh tonne
till March of the ongoing 2021-22 marketing year, higher than 278.71 lakh
tonne in the year-ago period

Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka are the top three sugar producing
states in the country.

tonne till March from 100.47 lakh tonne in the year-ago period.
In Uttar Pradesh, sugar production remained lower at 87.50 lakh tonne till
March this year compared with 93.71 lakh tonne in the year-ago period.
Sugar output in Karnataka, the country’s third-largest sugar-producing state,
rose substantially to 57.65 lakh tonne till March as against 42.38 lakh tonne in
the year-ago period.
On the ethanol front, ISMA said against the total Letter of Intent (LoI) for
supply of 416.33 crore litres, 131.69 crore litres of ethanol have been supplied as
on March 27 this year.
Contracted quantity as on date is 402.66 crore litres as against LoIs of about
416 crore litres issued by oil marketing companies,it said.
The country on an average has achieved a blending percentage of 9.60 per cent
between December 2021 and March 2022, it added.PTI