Delay in sugarcane crushing season affects export of raw sugar

Hold off in the commencement of sugarcane crushing time has influenced exports of raw sugar inspite of contracting one.eight million tonnes (MT), according to the All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA).

The desire for raw sugar by refineries across the entire world has absent up according to sector gurus. Refineries from Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and India much too are by now placing up desire for the commodity.

Even so, sugar mills in States like Maharashtra are facing troubles with the launching crushing time.


Praful Vithalani, Chairman AISTA stated in a statement that exports are getting performed mainly from the sugar mills of Maharashtra and Karnataka. “The recent ex-manufacturing facility sugar rates in North India and Bihar have been in the range of ₹35,500-37,500 per ton. Therefore, the quantity exported by the mills in North India are negligible”. He added that sugar exports of eighteen,290 MT to Sri Lanka have been performed though the country is facing overseas exchange troubles.

As per the provisional details with AISTA, actual physical sugar dispatches from sugar mills in time 2021-22 stand at four,21,330 MT. This involves 2,50,232 MT transported in Oct 2021 as immediate export, 26,444 MT delivery to a port-primarily based refinery in Oct 2021 ( deemed export). Sugar underneath loading/ nominated is pegged at one,forty four,654 MT.

Of the complete sugar export, about forty four per cent of sugar has been exported to UAE and 21 per cen to Bangladesh adopted by Somalia (ten per cent) and Iran ( per cent). Sugar export to Afghanistan stands at ten,455 MT that is four.2 per cent of the complete sugar export.

“As per AISTA resources, sugar export offers of about eighteen lakh MT for 2021-22 time have been done so considerably. They all are devoid of any subsidy,” Vithlani stated in a statement.

Sugar mills facing troubles

In accordance to the Indian Sugar Mill Association (ISMA), the complete acreage underneath sugarcane in the country is approximated to be all around fifty four.37 lakh hectares in 2021-22 sugar time, which is about three per cent bigger than 2020-21 sugar season’s cane region of fifty two.88 lakh hectares.

Uttar Pradesh is approximated to have a sugarcane region of 23.08 lakh hectares, as against 23.07 lakh hectares in 2020-21. Maharashtra’s cane region has absent up by about 11 per cent in 2021-22, from 11.forty eight lakh hectares in 2020-21 to 12.seventy eight lakh ha in 2021-22. Sugarcane region in Karnataka is somewhat bigger in 2021-22 at 5.11 lakh hectares as against 5.01 lakh hectares in 2020-21.

Some mills in Maharashtra are but to start the crushing time as the Point out governing administration has not permitted them to crush sugarcane owing to FRP dues. Farmer organisations in Maharashtra carry on to agitate for a 1-time payment of FRP. In Uttar Pradesh millers confront tension from politicians to supply rapid payment of sugarcane in advance of Point out polls.