Sugar imports in US likely to reduce in 2021-22 season

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New York: Sugar imports for the United States are likely to fall from 3.15 million short tonnes (ST) from 2020/21 to 2.65 million ST in 2021-22, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA has cited that the increase in local production and stable demand has resulted in lowering sugar imports.

The sugar production in the US is likely to be at 9.31 million ST, largest in six years.

“Based on the analysis of the historical regional trends the national yield is projected. This has indicated the excellent planting progress for beet in the country,” said the UDSA in its report published on Wednesday.

The consumption of sugar was stable in the country at 12.26 million ST in 2020-21 compared with the previous year.

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