Commodities

Soyabean output projected lower

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on October 28, 2013 Published on October 28, 2013

Soyabean Processors Association of India has lowered its outlook for this year’s soyabean production by six per cent to 101.7 lakh tonnes. The estimate has been made in its second estimate after ascertaining the damage cause by excessive rainfall in growing areas. Soyabean is the main oilseeds crop during the kharif season.

Excess rainfall during the major part of the kharif season has affected the yield in three major growing areas of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The yield in Madhya Pradesh may fall to 897 kg a hectare from 950 kg a hectare last year, while in Maharashtra and Rajasthan, it may drop to 1,200 kg (1,255 kg last year) and 956 kg (1,150 kg), respectively.

Production in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra may fall to 56 lakh tonnes (59 lakh tonnes) and 45 lakh tonnes (49 lakh tonnes). In Rajasthan output is slated to fall to 10 lakh tonnes (12 lakh tonnes), it said.

Output in other soyabean growing States such as Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat is expected to remain according to the earlier estimate, said the association.

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Published on October 28, 2013
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