Sugar down in north India on low demand at higher prices.

Subdued demand at higher price levels weighed on sugar in the key wholesale markets of north India. Medium-grade sugar was sold in Delhi and Muzaffarnagar down 5 rupees from previous close. Prices of the sweetener, however, were unchanged in the key wholesale markets of Mumbai, and Kolhapur amid thin trade. Mills are maintaining prices despite low demand as they maintain supplies for the next five months and the production this year is seen low. Traders across north India are bearish on sugar prices in the near term. Prices are expected to decline further in north India due to a rise in output in Uttar Pradesh.