India’s centrifugal sugar production in marketing year (MY) 2017/18 (Oct-Sept) is expected to increase by 18 percent to 25.8 million metric tons (MMT). Uttar Pradesh will be the largest producer of sugar in India, followed by Maharashtra. Current year sugar production is revised lower to 21.9 MMT, reflecting current trade estimates. Sugarcane planting and production in MY 2017/18 (out-year) will recover to 4.7 million hectares (MH) and 330 MMT. While sugar consumption is expected to recover marginally to 26 MMT, India may import an estimated 0.5 MMT of (mostly raw) sugar to augment local supplies.