Founded in 2011, Gurugram-based Origo Commodities is an agritech company focused on commodity supply chain, post-harvest management, commerce and finance. This is the first time the company has released kharif crop estimates. It will give a final estimate in November 2022.
In a statement, Origo Commodities said rice production in the kharif crop for 2022-23 was “13 percent lower than in the same period, reaching 96.7 million tonnes compared with 111.17 million tonnes in 2021-22.”
“Rice area has decreased by about 9% year-on-year while yield is expected to be 5% lower than last year. Crop yield has been adversely affected due to lack of rain in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal. and Bihar”.
According to the latest estimates by Origo Commodities, the total kharif production for the 2022-23 crop year is estimated at 640.42 million tons, 2% lower than the same period last year.
Total kharif production is estimated to be lower as production of rice, groundnut, castor, jute and sugarcane is likely to decline.
Origo forecasts cotton production could increase by 8.5% to 34.2 million bales (170 kg per bale) from 31.5 million bales in 2021-22, while soybean production could increase by 4. 5% at 12.48 million tonnes compared with 11.95 million tonnes in 2021-22.
Soybean acreage is virtually unchanged from last year, while yields are estimated to increase by 4.7% year-on-year due to favorable rainfall distribution in key soybean producing states this year. PTI MJH’s HVA