India's sugar exports grow by 291% since 2013-14
India's Sugar Exports witnessed an astounding growth of 291% from USD 1,177 million in FY 2013-14 to USD 4600 million in FY 2021-22.
According to DGCI&S data, India exported sugar to 121 countries around the world.
Sugar export jumped 65 per cent in 2021-22 corresponding to the previous year.
The growth was achieved despite logistical challenges posed by COVID19 pandemic in the form of high freight rates, container shortages, etc.
According to the DGCI&S data, India had exported sugar worth USD 1965 million in 2019-20, which rose to USD 2790 million in 2020-21 and USD 4600 million in 2021-22.
In 2021-22 (April-February), India exported sugar worth USD 769 million to Indonesia, followed by Bangladesh (USD 561 million), Sudan (USD 530 million) and U.A.E (USD 270 million).
India also exported sugar to Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Nepal, China, etc.
Indian sweetener has also been imported by the USA, Singapore, Oman, Qatar, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Germany, France, New Zealand, Denmark, Israel, Russia, Egypt, etc.
Major sugarcane-producing states
–Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka account for nearly 80 percent of the total sugar production in the country.
–The other major sugarcane-producing states are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Haryana, and Punjab.
–India is the world’s second-largest sugar producer after Brazil.
–Since 2010-11, India has consistently produced surplus sugar, comfortably exceeding the domestic requirements.
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