Balrampur Chini sees Uttar Pradesh 2017-18 sugar output at 10 million tonne.

Sugar output in Uttar Pradesh is seen rising over 13% to 10 million tonne in 2017-18 (Oct-Sep) from 8.79 million tonne in the current year that ends September. Output of sugar is expected to rise on the back of a rise in yield and higher recovery from cane. Acreage in the state, however, is not likely to vary a lot from last year. The rise in sugar output is not because of acreage, but due to expectations of increased yields.