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  • Sugar output up 25.37% at 17.68 million tonnes during October-January: ISMA Feb 02, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    Sugar output up 25.37% at 17.68 million tonnes during October-January: ISMA

    The sugar production across the country was 14.10MT in the year-ago period, ISMA said in a statement.

  • India's sugar demand to improve further as govt relaxes lockdown rules: ISMA Jun 02, 2020 02:59 PM IST

    India's sugar demand to improve further as govt relaxes lockdown rules: ISMA

    The government has extended the nationwide lockdown till June 30 with a phased plan to unlock India. Malls, hotels, restaurants and places of worship can open on June 8 except in areas with the most number of coronavirus cases.

  • Sugar output falls 20% in October-April; last 2 months sales dip by 10 lakh tonne due to lockdown May 01, 2020 05:42 PM IST

    Sugar output falls 20% in October-April; last 2 months sales dip by 10 lakh tonne due to lockdown

    Sugar sales in March and April declined by 10 lakh tonne because of the imposition of nationwide lockdown to control the coronavirus disease, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said.

  • India's sugar export, domestic sales hit due to lockdown: ISMA Apr 16, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    India's sugar export, domestic sales hit due to lockdown: ISMA

    However, fall in overseas sales of sugar during the lockdown is expected to "partially or largely" get compensated by the extra sales to Indonesia, which is likely to meet its sugar demand from India in view of shortages in Thailand, ISMA said.

  • ISMA revises India's sugar output upward by 2% to 26.5 million tonnes for 2019-20 Feb 25, 2020 02:18 PM IST

    ISMA revises India's sugar output upward by 2% to 26.5 million tonnes for 2019-20

    Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) had in November last year pegged sugar production at 26 million tonnes for the 2019-20 marketing year (October to September) considering fall in sugarcane crop in key growing states, compared with 33.16 million tonnes during the 2018-19 marketing year.

  • India sugar production for 2019-20 estimate at 26 million tonnes, big revision unlikely: ISMA Feb 11, 2020 12:00 PM IST

    India sugar production for 2019-20 estimate at 26 million tonnes, big revision unlikely: ISMA

    "We are due to meet on Feb. 25 when we will revisit the estimate and if there is significant change it will come out in the last week of February," Vivek Pittie, President of ISMA told an industry conference in Dubai.

  • Sugar output drops 35% to 4.58 mn tonne till December 15: ISMA Dec 18, 2019 01:52 PM IST

    Sugar output drops 35% to 4.58 mn tonne till December 15: ISMA

    Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. Mills had manufactured 7.05 million tonne of sugar in the same period of the 2018-19 marketing year.

  • India's October-November sugar output drops 54% as mills delay crushing Dec 03, 2019 02:55 PM IST

    India's October-November sugar output drops 54% as mills delay crushing

    The country is the world's biggest sugar producer and lower output could support global prices.

  • India's sugar output declines 64% till November 15 in ongoing marketing year Nov 20, 2019 03:59 PM IST

    India's sugar output declines 64% till November 15 in ongoing marketing year

    "As on November 15, 2019, 100 sugar mills were crushing sugarcane, as compared to 310 sugar mills last year on November 15, 2018. During the current 2019-20 sugar season, sugar production as on November 15, was 4.85 lakh tonnes as compared to 13.38 lakh tonnes produced as on November 15, 2018, in 2018-19 sugar season," the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement.

  • Corporate Corridor | Sugar mills need sops to tide over a problem of plenty May 10, 2019 08:27 AM IST

    Corporate Corridor | Sugar mills need sops to tide over a problem of plenty

    India’s final sugar output is much higher than expected. A problem of plenty is likely to affect sugar mills unless the government steps in

  • Sugarcane arrears to growers to come down by Rs 9,000 cr: ISMA Mar 01, 2019 02:11 PM IST

    Sugarcane arrears to growers to come down by Rs 9,000 cr: ISMA

    Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) Director General Abinash Verma said mills interest burden will reduce by Rs 800-900 crore with government providing the interest subvention.

  • Indian cane farmers owed Rs 20K crore as sugar prices fall: ISMA Feb 04, 2019 04:53 PM IST

    Indian cane farmers owed Rs 20K crore as sugar prices fall: ISMA

    Farmers in key cane-growing states are protesting the delay in cane payments from the mills, and that may force the government to provide more incentives to the ailing industry ahead of general elections due by May.

  • Sugar output up 8% till January; Arrears to cane farmers touch Rs 20,000 cr: ISMA Feb 04, 2019 01:58 PM IST

    Sugar output up 8% till January; Arrears to cane farmers touch Rs 20,000 cr: ISMA

    The production, is however, estimated to decline to 307 lakh tonnes in 2018-19 marketing year (October-September) from record 325 lakh tonnes in the previous year, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement.

  • ISMA again lowers 2018-19 sugar output estimate to 30.7 MT Jan 21, 2019 02:50 PM IST

    ISMA again lowers 2018-19 sugar output estimate to 30.7 MT

    On exports, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said it could reach 3-3.5 MT in the current marketing year (October-September) against the mandatory quota of 5 million tonne unless the government takes strict action.

  • Opinion | Kicking its sugar addiction should be Modi govt's priority if it returns in May Jan 08, 2019 11:27 AM IST

    Opinion | Kicking its sugar addiction should be Modi govt's priority if it returns in May

    The government needs to shrink its role in the sugar sector.

  • Sugar production rise 7% during October-December 2018 to 110.5 lakh tonnes Jan 04, 2019 01:58 PM IST

    Sugar production rise 7% during October-December 2018 to 110.5 lakh tonnes

    "As on December 31, 2018, 501 sugar mills were in operation in the country and have produced 110.52 lakh tonnes of sugar, as compared to 103.56 lakh tonnes produced by 505 sugar mills as on 31st December 2017," Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement.

  • Opinion | Why sugar exports to China can be a turning point for sector Nov 12, 2018 12:20 PM IST

    Opinion | Why sugar exports to China can be a turning point for sector

    The government-to-government level trade deal to export sugar to China will be a game changer for the beleaguered sector

  • India's 2018/19 sugar output seen at 32 million tonnes, below prior forecast Oct 29, 2018 02:52 PM IST

    India's 2018/19 sugar output seen at 32 million tonnes, below prior forecast

    The sugar output is now seen at 32 million tonnes for the season that began on October 1, down from its previous forecast of 35-35.5 million tonnes, the Indian Sugar Mills Association said in a statement.

  • Safeguard duty may delay 12,000 MW underway solar projects Aug 17, 2018 06:52 PM IST

    Safeguard duty may delay 12,000 MW underway solar projects

    As per Crisil's analysis, a 25 percent safeguard duty entails a rise in capital costs by 15-20 percent, which would have a 30-40 paise per unit impact on bid tariffs.

  • Sugar output may rise to record 31.5-32 MT in 2017-18: ISMA May 03, 2018 01:25 PM IST

    Sugar output may rise to record 31.5-32 MT in 2017-18: ISMA

    "Till April 30, 2018, sugar mills have produced 31.03 MT sugar in the current season. With 130 sugar mills still operating, majorly in Uttar Pradesh, it is expected that sugar production during the current season might end up between 31.5-32 MT," Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement.

  • Sugar output jumps 49%; mills unable to pay growers Apr 03, 2018 05:26 PM IST

    Sugar output jumps 49%; mills unable to pay growers

    Consequently, total cane arrears are estimated to have reached Rs 16,200 crore as on March 31 of the current marketing year (October-September). Of this, Uttar Pradesh has maximum arrears at Rs 7,200 crore, it added.

  • Cane arrears rise to Rs 14,000 cr till January; may touch record by month-end: ISMA Mar 19, 2018 06:48 PM IST

    Cane arrears rise to Rs 14,000 cr till January; may touch record by month-end: ISMA

    To improve liquidity of millers, the government should remove export duty of 20 per cent and allow shipment of 2 million tonnes immediately, it said in a statement.

  • Sugar output increases 26% in Oct-Dec of 2017-18 season: ISMA Jan 03, 2018 02:55 PM IST

    Sugar output increases 26% in Oct-Dec of 2017-18 season: ISMA

    Mills had produced 81.91 lakh tonnes of the sweetener in the same period of 2016-17 season (October-September). The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has pegged total sugar output at 251 lakh tonnes in the ongoing 2017-18 season, as against 202 lakh tonnes last year. Consumption is estimated to be 250 lakh tonnes this year.

  • ISMA for lower duty on Indian sugar in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Dec 14, 2017 01:55 PM IST

    ISMA for lower duty on Indian sugar in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

    While Bangladesh levys import duty of USD 150 per tonne on sugar, Sri Lanka imposes USD 100. The two neighbours import about 25-30 lakh tonnes of sweetener annually, ISMA said.

  • Ethanol supply to touch record 113 cr litre in 2017-18: ISMA Dec 07, 2017 02:47 PM IST

    Ethanol supply to touch record 113 cr litre in 2017-18: ISMA

    Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said around 66 crore litre of ethanol was lifted by OMCs (oil marketing companies) for the ethanol blending programme in 2016-17 season (December–November). The previous record was 111 crore litre in 2015-16.

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