China is likely to increase sugar imports during 2021-30 period as the consumption is likely to reach 16.44 million tonnes in 2030.
The total sugar output of the country is likely to reach 11.35 million tonnes by 2030 due to the increase in the area under sugarcane plantation, stated the report compiled under a programme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
Considering the demand-supply gap, the country is likely to increase sugar importation in the next few years to meet the domestic demand. The sugar imports are likely to grow at an average annual rate of 5.8% to reach 5.52 million tonnes in 2030.
According to the report, sugar consumption in China is likely to grow at an average of 0.9% over the 2021-30 period.