India set to be top sugar producer

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New Delhi,Sept.20, 2007 : According to the International Sugar Organization or ISO, India is expected to overtake Brazil as the world's top sugar producer in 2007/08.

London-based ISO forecast in its latest monthly report that India"s sugar output in 2007/08 will reach an all-time high of 33.15 million tones, up 8 per cent year-on-year. According to industry reports, India, which is also the world's top sugar consumer, has exported 1.5 million tones of white sugar since January 2007.

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