Sugar production in Russia as of Feb 5 and in the Vinnitsa region of Ukraine

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According to Soyuzrossahar, Russia produced 6.4 million tons of sugar beet sugar by February 5, 2017 - the maximum historical volume (in 2016 - 6.2 million tons). According to the chairman of the Union, production of another 20-30 thousand tons is anticipated. Domestic consumption is estimated at 5.8 million tons. According to the calculations of the Union, from the beginning of the season (from August 1) to the end of December, exports amounted to about 250 thousand tons. Sugar.Ru estimates exports slightly higher - 300 thousand tons).

The first deputy minister of agriculture Dzhambulat Hatuov demanded that the heads of agrarian departments of the regions this year should sow rapeseed and soybeans instead of sugar beets, the Russian press reports.

According to the figures by Williams Brasil dated February 6, 2018, total 23 vessels have been nominated to carry 803520 MT of raw cane sugar in 2017/18 season from Brazilian seaports to the Black/Baltic seaports with end-receivers in CIS, Georgia and Baltic states. As of today, the volume received and unloaded makes 708020 MT from 20 vessels, based on data.


The sugar production season is over in Vinnitsa region. Seven sugar refineries operated and have produced total 445,000 tons of sugar, and this year the sugar beet acreage is expected to grow, the regional administration reports.



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