Sugar production down 21% at 25 mt till April 15

Elvera Bartels

Sugar creation in the region till April fifteen was 247.8 lakh tonnes (lt), or 24.seven million tonnes, almost 21 for every cent reduced than the 311.75 lt made throughout the corresponding time period of the previous sugar 12 months, claimed a assertion from Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) on Thursday.

As several as 139 mills are still crushing sugarcane. India’s sugar 12 months runs from October to September.

There is, nonetheless, a fall in demand for domestic use as well as exports next the lockdown announcement. Although the closure of eating places, malls and motion picture halls has impacted the creation of sweetened items these types of as ice-creams, drinks, juices and confectioneries, influencing bulk getting of sugar, exports are strike by a sudden fall in world-wide sugar price ranges, ISMA claimed.

“It is commonly envisioned that the domestic pipeline, which generally holds ten-fifteen lt of sugar, has dried up

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