Sugar exports jump over three-fold to 31.5 lakh tonnes in Oct-Jan

Gordon B. Johnson

India’s sugar exports in the to start with 4 months of the sugar season 2021-22 have jumped 242 for each cent on strong demand. Shipments in the course of Oct-January period of time stood at 31.5 lakh tonnes as compared to 9.2 lakh tonnes in the identical interval past year, according to the Indian Sugar Mills Affiliation (ISMA), the apex trade entire body.

Indian exporters have contracted around 50 lakh tonnes of the sweetener for exports, so far. Further, it is claimed that around 8 lakh tonnes of sugar is in pipeline to be exported in February 2022.

More, ISMA stated that sugar output till mid February was up 5.6 for each cent at 220.91 lakh tonnes, as as opposed to 209.11 lakh tonnes in the same period of time very last 12 months. Out of 516 sugar mills that had started crushing in 2021-22 sugar period, 13 sugar mills have stopped their crushing operations so significantly. Previous yr, 496 sugar mills ended up in operation, out of which 32 had stopped crushing on the corresponding day final year.

In Maharashtra, the sugar generation till Feb 15 was 14 for each cent additional at 86.15 lakh tonnes as compared to 75.46 lakh tonnes in the very same time period past 12 months. Having said that, in Uttar Pradesh, the sugar production in the recent year is trailing final year’s stages. As of mid-Feb, the sugar output in UP was about 9 for every cent reduced at 59.32 lakh tonnes as in comparison to 65.13 lakh tonnes in the similar period of time very last 12 months.

In Karnataka, the sugar output was larger by 15 for each cent at 44.85 lakh tonnes until mid-Feb as as opposed to 39.07 lakh tonnes. Also in Gujarat, the creation was larger at 6.91 lakh tonnes (6.55 lakh tonnes in exact time period very last 12 months), even though in Tamil Nadu the production has enhanced to 3.60 lakh tonnes (2.47 lakh tonnes). The remaining States of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Odisha have collectively manufactured 20.08 lakh tonnes until mid-Feb.

Ethanol necessity, allocation

On the ethanol front, ISMA mentioned that out of the need of 95 crore litres provided by the oil promoting companies (OMCs) in the fourth 4 cycle, about 39 crore litres have been available by the suppliers. OMCs are now examining the bids and are envisioned to do the allocations soon. However, for the 2021-22 Ethanol source year, OMCs have presently allocated about 385 crore litres of ethanol from different feed shares.

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February 17, 2022

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