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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

How Much Sugar and Ethanol Will India Produce in Sugar Year 2018/19? It was widely speculated about four months ago that India would produce a huge volume of sugar at 35.5 MMT, adding to its problems of plenty. Following new reports of water scarcity and drought conditions in Maharashtra (as well as untimely rains Uttar Pradesh), grub infestations are now also being reported in areas there (the districts of Ahmednagar, Solapur and Marathwada and to a lesser extent in Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and Pune). Because of these problems, sugarcane production in that state alone could be down 15 percent. Meanwhile, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has reduced its forecast of India’s overall 2018/19 sugar production by 11.36 percent to...

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