Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Sugar Industry in Pakistan

Date : April 10, 2020 at 11:00 am
Moderator: Muhammad Adil Mansoor, BR Research

Pakistan is the 7th largest country in terms of sugar production and export and is ranked 8th in its consumption globally. Since 2010-11, Pakistan consistently has surplus sugar production and has earned USD 2.3 billion through exports. Despite the biggest producer and consumer, the sugar industry of Pakistan is highly regulated and protected. Despite surplus production, most of the time, the market is short of sugar supplies, and prices surge abnormally to a level where general masses can’t afford it.