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Sugar production.

Sugar production in the country kept up its rising tempo, touching 2,229,698.1 metric tons during the fortnight ended July 15, 1992 as compared with 1,899,698.1 tons during the corresponding period last season. The higher output, according to knowledgeable sources, continued to be attributed to the fact that some more new mills have gone into production and along with existing ones functioning in full capacity, thanks to steady supply of sugarcane as a result of bumper crop this season. Obtained by crushing 24,821,976.0 tons sugarcane which gave an average recovery rate of 9.25 per cent, the present output set a new record as compared with 22,540,827.2 tons crushed during the fortnight ended July 1992 with average recovery rate of 8.42 per cent.

According to province-wise production statistics released by the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association for the fortnight ended July 15, 1992, Sindh continued to be in the lead, with an output of 1,187,576.2 tons sugar, obtained by crushing 11,982,881.0 tons of cane which gave an average recovery rate of 9.90 per cent as compared with 896,921.7 tons of sugar obtained through utilising 9,577,629 tons of cane with average recovery rate of 9.36 per cent during the corresponding period last season.

Sugar production in Punjab during the period under report totalled 1,012,297.2 metric tons gained from 11,745,222.0 tons of cane which gave an average recovery rate of 8.61 per cent as compared with last seasons corresponding an average recovery rate of 7.71 per cent.

The NWFP produced 96,824.7 tons of sugar by crushing 1,093,873.4 tons of cane, attaining an average recovery rate of 8.85 per cent as compared with 72,806.0 tons sugar gained through crushing 911,171.6 tons cane which gave an average recovery of 7.89 per cent during the corresponding period of last year. In addition, the NWFP also produced 28,934.0 tons of sugar and 314,758.0 tons of beat with an average recovery rate of 9.19 per cent as compared with 23,934.0 tons of sugar obtained from utilising 282,102.7 tons of beat which gave an average recovery rate of 8.26 per cent.
 10 years Sugar Cane Crushing,
 Sugar Production and Recovery %
 Cane Sugar
 No. of Crushing Production Recovery
Year Mills Tonnes Tonnes %
1980-81 34 9,143,842 821,357 8.98
1981-82 35 14,591,482 1,268,334 8.69
1982-83 36 12,511,427 1,11,575 8.87
1983-84 39 13,489,213 1,133,,643 8.40
1984-85 39 14,692,507 1,304,972 8.88
1985-86 40 12,063,292 1,102,316 9.14
1986-87 41 14,485,439 1,255,839 8.67
1987-88 44 20,304,087 1,743,505 8.59
1988-89 45 21,707,520 1,817,935 8.37
1989-90 48 20,501,339 1,828,904 8.92
1990-91 51 22,603,696 1,908,838 8.44
1991-92 54 24,821,976 2,296,698 9.25
Source: Annual Report - 1991, Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (Sindh Zone)
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Title Annotation:Pakistan
Publication:Economic Review
Date:Aug 1, 1992
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