Indian sugar mills sign deals to export 2.7 million tonnes of sugar: AISTA


Indian sugar mills have contracted to export 2.7 million tonnes of sugar since the current season began on Oct. 1, trade body All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA) said. Mills have already shipped out 1.7 million tonnes of the sweetener, a top official of the All India Sugar Trade Association told Reuters. Indian mills have […]

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India’s oilmeals export rises 6% in FY19: SEA

India’s oilmeal exports during April 2018 to March 2019 is reported at 3,205,768 tonnes, up 6% as compared to 3,026,628 tonnes during the corresponding period last year, according to latest data compiled by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA). The export of oilmeals during March 2019, provisionally reported at 263,817 tonnes compared to 261,308 […]

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India needs to focus on export-led growth: World Bank


India’s economic growth in recent years has been driven by domestic demand and its exports were about one third of its potential, a World Bank official said, asserting that the next government needs to focus on export-led growth. Praising attempts to liberalise markets within India, Hans Timmer, World Bank Chief Economist for the South Asia […]

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ICO raises 2018-19 global coffee surplus forecast


The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has raised its forecast for global coffee production in 2018/19 to 168.05 million 60-kg bags from its earlier estimate of 167.47 million. World consumption in coffee year 2018/19 is estimated at 164.99 million bags compared to 161.38 million bags in 2017/18. The inter-governmental body now sees a global surplus of […]

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India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) to launch eight new agri-commodity contracts

The National Stock Exchange is set to launch futures contracts in the S&P 500 Index on its platform, which will enable Indian investors to take exposure to the most-actively traded futures contract in the world. NSE plans to enter trading in agricultural commodities with eight new contracts that are not currently traded on any other […]

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World cereal markets remain well balanced in 2018/19, says FAO


Current world cereal production estimate for 2018, incorporating Chinese historical production revisions, stands at 2 655 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms), the U.N. food agency said in its latest monthly report. Although this figure is 46 million tonnes higher than the previous month’s estimate, world cereal production is still down 1.8 percent (48.8 […]

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China’s growth to moderate in 2019 and 2020 amid dimmer global outlook — ADB


Economic growth in China is expected to moderate in the next two years as global growth slows and trade tensions with the United States (US) weigh on trade and investment, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019, ADB projects gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the world’s second largest […]

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