Sugar output rises to 7.1m tonnes

20.09.2017

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said Pakistan has been among the top six sugar-exporting countries since 2012.

The country produces 7.1m tonnes of the commodity against the domestic demand of 5.1m tonnes.

Addressing the concluding session of Pakistan Society of Sugar Technologists on Tuesday, the minister said Pakistan inherited two sugar mills at the time of independence, and the number has now risen to 90, but we are still lagging behind in competition in the world market.


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