GST rate for Sugar Industry in India

GST payable on sale of sugar and sugar confectionery

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Sugar Industry falls under HSN code chapter 17 of GST commodity tariff schedule.  The details about GST rate changes on sale of Sugar and sale of sugar confectionery are being updated here.  The notification changes on exemptions for GST on sale of Sugar and GST on sugar confectionery and other circulars related to GST on Sugar Industry are updated in this website.


Update on 18th May, 2017: GST rates on goods



1. Cane jaggery (gur) [GST HSN chapter code 1701]


Reduced GST rates on 11 June 2017, click here for details



1. Beet sugar, cane sugar, khandsari sugar [GST HSN chapter code 1701]


Revised GST Rates on 10th November, 2017

                                                                               Present rate           new rate

1701                      Khandsari sugar                                5%                     Nil


2. Palmyra sugar [GST HSN chapter code 1702]


Refined sugar containing added flavouring or colouring matter, sugar cubes [GST HSN chapter code 1701 91, GST HSN chapter code 1701 99]


Revised GST Rates on 10th November, 2017

                                                                                                  Present rate           new rate

1701 91,               All  goods, including refined  sugar                    18%                     12%

1701 99                containing added flavouring or                  

                                colouring  matter,  sugar  cubes  other                   

                                those which attract are at 5% or Nil                         



2. All goods falling under GST HSN chapter code 1702 [lactose, maple syrup, glucose, dextrose, fructose, invert sugar, artificial honey, etc.], other than palmyra sugar


Reduced GST Rates on 11th June 2017

                                                                    Earlier rate               new rate

1702             Palmyra jaggery                       18%                           0%


3. Sugar confectionery (excluding white chocolate and bubble / chewing gum) [GST HSN chapter code 1704]


Revised GST Rates on 10th November, 2017

                                                                                                        Present rate           new rate

1704                      Puffed Rice Chikki, Peanut  Chikki,                         18%                        5%

                             Sesame Chikki   til chikki, til patti, til                        

                             revdi, sugar makhana, gajak, groundnut                

                             sweats  Khaja, Khajuli, Anarsa,  sakar,                     

                            khadi  sakar,  harda,  sakariya,  gatta,                      

                            kuliya, elaichidana, lukumdana  

Revised GST Rates on 18th January, 2018

                                                                                       Present rate           new rate

1704                       Sugar boiled confectionary                  18%                      12%


Reduced GST rates on 11 June 2017, click here for details



1. Molasses [GST HSN chapter code 1703] 2. Chewing gum / bubble gum and white chocolate, not containing cocoa [GST HSN chapter code 1704]


Revised GST Rates on 10th November, 2017

                                                                                                          Present rate           new rate

1704                          Chewing gum / bubble gum and white chocolate,       28%                    18%

17041000, 17049090       not containing cocoa

GST rate for Sugar Industry in India

In India, GST on sale of sugar is expected to be charged.  Goods and Service Tax (GST) rate tariff in India is designed in 6 categories of goods and services.  Four main GST rate slabs framed with Essential goods and services, Standard goods and services and luxury goods and services with 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% respectively.  Commonly used Goods and Services at 5%, Standard Goods and Services fall under 1st slab at 12%, Standard Goods and Services fall under 2nd Slab at 18% and Special category of Goods and Services including luxury - 28%.   The most essential goods and services attract nil rate of GST under Exempted Categories.    


GST rates in India is being finalized within a couple of months, as Goods and Service Tax is being implemented from July 01,2017 in India.   Each category of slabs is being declared soon by the GST authorities.   The GST rates are imposed in India under 4 slabs.


Agriculture is the root of Economy hence government focuses with top priority to encourage agriculture sectors.   So agriculture commodities and agricultural services is expected to be exempted from paying GST.  Processed food products are also expected be included in exemption list of GST where no tax is payable for sale of such products.  The GST exemption list is being published soon by GST authorities in India. 


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 The above information about GST rate on commodities under HSN code mentioned above commonly clarifies on questions explained under:

Rate of GST slab on cane or beet sugar & chum pure sucrose, solid form

Tax of GST on sugars not elsewhere mentioned, inch chemo pure lactose etc., caramel

GST expenses on molasses from the extraction or refining of sugar

Total GST charges on sugar confection (incl white chocolate), no cocoa

Total GST rate on sugars

Total tax on GST on sugar confectionery

Cane jaggery (gur) exempts from paying GST


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