Founded in 2011, Gurugram-based Origo Commodities is an agri-fintech company focused on commodities supply chain, post-harvest management, trade and finance. This is the first time the company has released the estimates for the Kharif crop. A final estimate will be available in November 2022.
In a statement, Origo Commodities said that kharif rice production for 2022-23 “is seen 13 percent year-on-year lower at 96.7 million tons versus 111.17 million tons in 2021-22.”
“Rice acreage has declined about 9 percent yoy, while yield is forecast to be 5 percent lower yoy. Crop yield had been negatively impacted due to insufficient rainfall in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar,” the company said.
According to the latest estimate from Origo Commodities, total kharif production for crop year 2022-23 is estimated at 640.42 million tonnes, down 2 percent from the same period last year.
Total production of Kharif is estimated lower due to likely declines in production of rice, peanuts, castor, jute and sugar cane, the statement said.
Origo forecasts cotton production could increase 8.5 percent to 34.2 million bales (170 kg each) versus 31.5 million bales in 2021-22, while soybean production could increase 4.5 percent to 12.48 million tons from 11.95 million tons in 2021-22.
Soybean acreage is nearly flat from last year, while yield is estimated to increase 4.7 percent year-on-year this year given favorable rainfall patterns in major soybean-producing states. PTI MJH HVA
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