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Sugar production update till 15th February 2012
16 Feb 2012
161.3 lakh tonnes of sugar has been produced till 15th February 2012 as compared to 140 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period of sugar season 2010-11. The sugar production till 15th February 2012 is about 15% more than the same period last year.
As against 502 mills which were operational in 2010-11, 524 mills are operational as on 15th February 2012.
Maharashtra has produced 56.60 lakh tonnes of sugar till 15th February 2012, 14% higher than last year. The recovery rate is 11.20%, which is higher by 0.36 point than last year.
Uttar Pradesh has produced 45.18 lakh tonnes of sugar which is about 13% higher than last year on account of 16% increase in cane crushing as compared to last year. The recovery reported is 8.75% which is less than last year of 8.96%.
The southern states of Karnataka & Tamil Nadu have also reported higher production of 25.3 & 7.10 lakh tonnes respectively.
Andhra Pradesh has reported 23% more production with a higher recovery of 0.7 point than last year. The state has produced about 7.30 lakh tonnes of sugar so far.
ISMA still maintains that the sugar production will be 260 lakh tonnes in the current season 2011-12.
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