Why is sugar demand down so much?

Sugar demand in India is down 40% in month of April. Expected demand destruction of around 10 lakh tons from mid April to mid June.

Is it the restaurant and confectionary industry or what? more  

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It was a good point to ponder . The 40 % reduction in demand for sugar in April is definitely attributed to the lockdown only . It is during festivals and functions that people take their extra quota of outside their homes . Those who reduced their sugars had continued even before April . The extra sugar that we consume in festivals , functions all kinds ,even the" prasadham Laddus " have been cut these 54 days .

Some members also said that consumption of Alcohol was almost nil these 54 days . That is again a benefit for mankind as alcohol contributes to the extra calories to the body if not spent stored as Fat .

As we sum up the effect of these 2 and we continue the practice , India may not be called the " Diabetic Capital of the World anymore " . more  
The reasons are obvious under a situation of complete lock down of all establishments including manufacturing units of confectionery and other similar establishments. Domestic consumption of sugar is just a fraction of total consumption. However, it should be encouraging that our intake of sugar has drastically reduced without any interference of a doctor. Reduced requirement of the item will help us to save precious foreign exchange on sugar import and on the contrary we can earn foreign exchange by exporting the excess stock. more  
All the sweet stalls are under locked down and they were the major user of sugar. Once the lock down is over, the situation will be as usual. more  
Reason being there are no marriages , no get togethers and no major functions etc more  
While sugar consumption is down alcohol consumption is way up during lock-down, diverting sugarcane use for more spirit production. more  
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