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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Higher Early Sugar Production and Slow Exports Could Pressure Prices Due to the early start of the 2018/19 sugarcane crushing season, Indian sugar mills were able to produce 21.93 MMT of sugar as of 15 February 2019 versus 20.36 MMT at the same point a year ago, an increase of 7.71 percent. Another result is that the mills in Maharashtra could complete the crushing sooner than usual and hence close operations earlier than last year. While production is up at this time in some states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it is less than last year in others such as Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Due to these mixed levels of output, the total is not expected to be higher and is likely to be 30.7 MMT, according to...

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