Sugar beet harvesting campaign in Belarus and other news, Oct 27, 2017

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RUSSIA

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, on October 26, 2017, sugar beet was harvested from an area of 975.6 thousand hectares or 82,9% of total crop acreage in Russia (in 2016 – 882.0 thousand hectares).

BELARUS

As of October 27, 2017, sugar beet was harvested from an area of 76.7 thousand hectares or 78.5% of the area sown (in 2016 - 74.8 thousand hectares), the Ministry of Agriculture of Belarus informs. Bulk harvest makes 3685.9 thousand tons (in 2016 - 3228.5 thousand tons) of beets, with an average yield of 48.06 MT/ha (in 2016 – 43.14 MT/ha).

Sugar beet harvesting campaign in Belarus, update October 27, 2017

Description

Belarus TOTAL

Brest

Grodno

Minsk

Mogilev

2017

2016

2017

2016

2017

2016

2017

2016

2017

2016

Crop acreage to be harvested 1000 ha

97.8

20

33.3

38.1

6.3

Acreage harvested, 1000 ha

76.7

74.8

15.1

16.3

27.2

24.9

28.8

29.5

5.51

4.1

of total acreage, %

78.5

79.3

75.5

84.2

81.6

76.1

75.8

78

87

92.4

Bulk harvest of sugar beet, 1000 MT

3685.9

3228.5

696

673.6

1390.5

1244.1

1400.4

1164.8

198.9

146

Field yield, 0.1 MT / ha

480.6

431.4

460.1

412.4

511.2

499.9

485.4

394.7

360.9

356.1

Delivered to sugar beet points, 1000 MT

3015.7

2827.2

611.5

623.9

1177.1

1110.8

1094.4

982

132.7

110.5

of scheduled, %

104.5

99.4

104.5

100.2

101

98.7

105.2

97.9

138.7

117.5

of harvested, %

81.8

87.6

87.9

92.6

84.7

89.3

78.2

84.3

66.7

75.7

Sucrose content, %

16.11

17.3

15.93

16.94

15.92

16.66

16.38

18.14

16.4

18.4

Sold against state order, 1000 MT

1813.9

2047.4

387.2

426.3

661.4

780

707.5

766.1

57.8

75

Of total order, %

87

98.2

90

99.1

84.8

100

88.4

95.8

77

100

UKRAINE

As of October 26, a volume of 874.3 thousand tons of sugar was produced out of 6.37 million tons of sugar beet processed at 40 sugar factories operating on report date, Ukrtsukor reported.

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According to Statkom of Ukraine, wholesale price of sugar from producers decreased by 3.86% in September 2017 and has made 12253.8 UAH/MT (in September 2016 - 11042.5 UAH/MT). Russian rouble equivalent price (at the exchange rate of the Russian Central Bank for the middle of the reporting month) has decreased by 9.06% in September 2017 and has made 27052.9 RUB/MT (in September 2016 - 27275.1 RUB/MT). USD equivalent price (at the exchange rate of the Russian Central Bank for the middle of the reporting month) has decreased by 5.87% in September 2017 and has made 468.3 USD/MT (in September 2016 - 419.8 USD/MT).

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