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India’s 2021-22 sugar production to rise 2.90 pc to 31.9 mn tons

New Delhi.Sugar production in India, the world’s second largest producing nation after
Brazil, is estimated to increase by 2.90 per cent to 31.9 million tonnes in the
ongoing 2021-22 marketing year,
according to the first estimate released by the trade body AISTA on Thursday.
With estimated production of 31.9  million tonnes plus opening stock of 8.3
million tonnes with mills, the total availability of sugar in the country is
expected to be 40.2 million tonnes in the current marketing year, slightly
lower than the previous year, it said.
However, the supply of sugar in the country would be sufiicient to meet the
domestic consumption, which is estimated to be at 27 million tonnes in the
2021-22 marketing year, it added.
Sugar marketing year runs from October to September.

In case of exports, the All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA) said the
outbound shipments are estimated to be lower at 6 million tonnes in the
current 2021-22 marketing year, as against 7.2 million tonnes in the previous
year PTI