India 2020/21 sugar production up 23% from last season
Through mid-February, Indian sugar production reached 20.89 MMT, up 23 percent from production of 17.00 MMT a year ago.
Among the producer states, production is up strongly in Maharashtra, down marginally in Uttar Pradesh, and up by nearly a third in Karnataka.
ISMA currently forecasts total production for 2020/21 near 30.2 MMT, which already accounts for diversion of feedstock and in-process material to ethanol manufacturing. Logistics are reported as one bottleneck for ethanol blending.
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