Sugar production in UP remains behind expectations

Sugar production in Uttar Pradesh, India’s top producing state, reached 7.47 mln tonnes, white value, at the end of the season which is 7% higher than last year’s 7 mln tonnes but falls short of a target of 8 mln. The main explanation for the lower-than-expected result was the poor sugar recovery of only 9.19%, industry sources said. Earlier it had been expected that sugar recovery would reach 9.5%.

Overall the mills in UP crushed 81.25 mln tonnes of cane.


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