Export of raw sugar from India to China to begin early next year

Indian Government is all set to export raw sugar to China from next year, and this is the second product after non-basmati rice that China will import from India. A contract for exporting 15,000 tonne of raw sugar has been signed between Indian Sugar Mills Association and COFCO, a government of China run public sector Company.

India’s export to China in 2017-18 amounted to $33 billion while imports from China stood at $76.2 billion.

India is the largest producer of sugar in the world with 32 MT productions in 2018 and plans to export 2 MT of raw sugar to China next year onwards.

India produces sugar of all three grades- raw, refined and white. Indian sugar is also of a high quality and is Dextran free because of the minimum time taken from cut to crush. India is in a position to become a regular and dependable exporter of high quality sugar in significant volumes to China.

It is a move to reduce the $60 billion trade deficit that China has with India,  it said.

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