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Increase in Sugarcane Cropped Area, Opportune Monsoon Rains to Yield Record Crop

13 November 2013
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

PAKISTAN - This year’s increase in sugarcane cropped area and opportune monsoon rains will yield a record crop, consequently Post’s forecast for MY 2013/14 sugar production is increased 430,000 metric tons to 4.97 million tons.

Additionally, production estimates for MY 2012/13 are revised up 110,000 tons to 4.78 million tons based on improvement in sugar recovery rate by 2 percent.

Both years’ forecast are based on an 83 percent crushing of the total crop produce and a 9.4 percent sugar recovery rate. Sugar consumption in MY 2013/14 is forecast at 4.45 million tons, marginally higher over the current year’s estimate of 4.4 million tons.

Current year’s sugar exports are revised up to 1.1 million tons from the previous estimates of one million ton leaving behind an ending stock of 620,000 tons, down 54 percent from the preceding year’s ending stock of 1.34 million tons. Sugar exports for MY 2013/14 are forecast at 440,000 tons maintaining ending stocks at 700,000 tons.

Further Reading

You can view the USDA GAIN: Pakistan Sugar Semi-annual 2013 by clicking here.

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