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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Sensitive Sugar Situation in India India has so far contracted to export approximately 1 MMT of sugar against the government’s fixed target of 5 MMT. Despite dropping 3.49 percent in the past month, however, the Indian sugar price is still 21.06 percent higher than the world price, which the International Sugar Organization indicates has declined more than 10.3 percent in the same period to the currently quoted $340/MT. The government of India (GOI) has implemented several subsidies in the amount of Rs.11/kg or $150/MT, including for production and transport, to assist in sugar exporting. The state and federal elections in 2018 and 2019 were factors in this announcement, but it seems likely that these will lead to major problems for...

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