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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Sugar Production Estimates Lowered Based on new satellite survey data from the Indian Sugar Mills Association’s (ISMA’s) satellite survey of sugarcane plantings, the sugar production estimate has been decreased from 31.5 MMT to 30.7 MMT. That is 4.3 MMT or 12.28 percent lower than the October 2018 estimate. This includes a 0.5 MMT reduction because of B-heavy molasses and cane juice diversion for ethanol. Uttar Pradesh, India’s top sugar producer that accounted for almost 35 percent of the country’s total production in 2017/18, will see a drop of 0.77 MMT to 11.28 MMT. In Maharashtra, production is forecast at 9.5 MMT, down 1.22 MMT from 2017/18. However, it is expected to be higher in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujara...

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