According to the trade group ISMA, the country’s sugar output increased by 3.69 per cent to 120.7 lakh tonnes in the third quarter of the current marketing year. In the same period of the previous marketing year, sugar output in India, one of the largest producers of sweeteners in the world, was 116.4 lakh tonnes.
October through September is the sugar marketing season.
In comparison to 500 mills over the same period, 509 mills were running, according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA).
In October through December of the 2022–23 marketing year, sugar production in Maharashtra increased slightly to 46.8 lakh tonnes from 45.8 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period last year, according to the organization. Sugar production in Uttar Pradesh was at the same level as a year ago, at 30.9 lakh tonnes.
Karnataka had a small increase in sugar production from last year, going from 26.1 lakh tonnes to 26.7 lakh tonnes.
According to ISMA, between October and December of the current marketing year, sugar production increased to 9.9 lakh tonnes in other states and 3.8 lakh tonnes in Gujarat.
According to ISMA’s projections, three hundred sixty-five lakh tonnes of sugar will be produced in the 2022–23 marketing year, up 2% from 358 lakh tonnes in the preceding year.