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Top 10 Sugar Producing Countries Of The World

Sep 29, 2011 14:45 IST
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Sugar cane is tall tropical southeast Asian grass having stout fibrous jointed stalks; sap is a chief source of sugar, ethanol and jaggery. The sugarcane producing countries lying between the latitude 36.7° north and 31.0° south of the equator extending from tropical to subtropical zones. Sugar contains glucose, fructose and galactose and it is widely produced by sugarcane and sugar beet.

Sugarcane

Following is the list of Top 10 Sugar Producing Countries of the World as per latest report of the  United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, FAO Stats.

Top 10 Sugar Producing Countries of the World

Rank

Area

Production (Int $1000)

Production (MT)

1

Brazil

23,454,723

721,077,287

2

India

10,623,396

361,037,000

3

China, mainland

3,448,771

123,460,500

4

Thailand

3,168,770

98,400,000

5

Pakistan

1,727,002

58,397,000

6

Mexico

1,672,929

50,946,483

7

Colombia

1,236,257

33,363,560

8

Philippines

927,129

32,000,000

9

Indonesia

864,979

28,700,000

10

United States of America

861,971

29,235,877

As per latest report, there are more than 120 countries producing sugar on a large scale to meet their own needs and for export most (80%) of sugar is obtained from sugar cane and the other 20% is obtained from sugar beets. In the above list gives the chronological ranking of the sugar producing countries of the World.

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shwet kamal,

Great to see india at this place but it will surely improve to top if sugar industry becomes less political in nature.

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