Sugar output falls 35% to 4.58 million tonnes till Dec 15: ISMA

India’s sugar production stood at 4.58 million tonnes till December 15 of the ongoing marketing year, down 35% from the year-ago period, owing to sharp fall in output in Maharashtra and Karnataka, industry body ISMA said. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. Mills had manufactured 7.05 million tonnes of sugar in the same […]

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India exported 3.7 million tonnes of sugar in 2018-19 mainly to clear surplus stock

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India exported about 37 lakh tonne of sugar in the 2018-19 marketing year ended September to clear the surplus stock, the government told the Rajya Sabha last week. Union minister Danve Raosaheb Dadarao said sugar mills were advised to export sugar as per their MIEQ (Minimum Indicative Export Quota) allocation. “With a view to evacuate surplus sugar […]

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Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has called for adoption of international laws and practices on cane pricing

The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has called for adoption of international laws and practices on cane pricing. Cane price should be automatically determined as a percentage of revenue from sugar and/or by-products, top officials of the association said. “If India has to become competitive, cane pricing policy should be rationalised quickly because there is […]

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Chinese delegation visits India to firm up long term pact for sugar import

The Chinese delegation is exploring ways of firming up long-term arrangements for import of sugar from India. A high-level delegation from the Chinese sugar industry visited Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, two states which account for the bulk of production in the country. India had earlier asked China to consider releasing its raw sugar export […]

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