Bangladesh’s feed demand set to revive to pre-pandemic levels

Bangladesh’s feed industry, which has been hit by slow demand during a Covid-induced lockdown, is set to return to pre-pandemic levels in the marketing year 2021/22, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Farmers’ cost of production increased for animal feed and fodder, veterinary medicines, labour, and transportation services became difficult to obtain due to disruptions caused […]

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India’s sugar production up by 42% in the third quarter of FY21 (Oct-Dec): ISMA


India’s sugar production increased by 42 per cent year-on-year during October-December period at 110.22 lakh tonnes on higher cane output and an early start of mills in Maharashtra, according to trade data. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement that mills produced 110.22 lakh tonnes […]

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Assam Petrochemicals to start a methanol, formaldehyde plant by January 2021


State-run Assam Petrochemicals Ltd (APL) will commission its methanol and formaldehyde plant by January 2021 to cater primarily to the domestic fuel market and is planning to export it to the neighbouring countries. The company is currently constructing the methanol plant with 500 tonnes per day (TPD) capacity and a 200-TPD formaldehyde unit at Namrup […]

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Bangladesh Rice: Heavy rain reduces output

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it estimates 2020/21 Bangladesh rice production at 35.3 million metric tons (milled basis)down nearly 2 percent from last month, and down nearly 2 percent from last year. The revisions are due to additional information from the Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture. “Harvested area is estimated at 11.7 million hectares, […]

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