Russian, Belarussian and Ukrainian sugar news, Feb 16, 2018

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Consumer prices for sugar in Russia decreased by 0.3% from February 6 to February 12, 2018, and since the beginning of the year - by 1.4%, according to Rosstat.

In 2018 season Pokrovsky concern plans to increase the sugar beet crop to 15 thousand hectares (in 2017 - 14 thousand hectares.) In the last year alone, the concern invested 1.5 billion rubles in the reconstruction of sugar refineries.

According to the analysis of customs declarations of FCS conducted by, in December 2017 Russia has exported 82.4 thousand tons of pulp. According to the results of 12 months of pulp export campaign, Russia has shipped out 82.4 thousand tons (in 2016 - 68.7 thousand MT; in 2015 - 107.6 thousand MT). In the period January - December 2017, the main countries importers of pulp from Russia were TURKEY (82.11%) and IRAN (7.64%).


According to the Economic Discussion Club, as of 01.02.2018, the national sugar refineries produced 2.06 million tons of sugar (+ 3% from 2017). Taking into account the carryover stocks, the total supply of sugar at the beginning of February is estimated at 2.3 million tons. Domestic consumption in September-January of current marketing season is estimated at 577 thousand tons. In 5 months of current season, the country has exported 250 thousand tons of sugar (-40% by 2017). The calculated sugar stocks (as of 01.02.2018) are estimated at 1.5 million tons (+ 30% by 01.02.2017).

According to Statkom, in January 2018 the average consumer price of sugar in Ukraine was 15.62 UAH/kg (33.77 rubles / kg at the current rate of the Central Bank).

According to the operational results of 2017, Astarta agro holding produced 43 thousand tons of granulated pulp (+ 19% by 2016).

In January of 2018 the average price for white sugar from producers was 9893.55 UAH per ton (RUB 20,938.41/MT at the current rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation). In December 2017 the average price was 10263.61 UAH/MT (21721.59 rubles/MT).


Belarus refused to import raw materials for sugar production in 2018, said the deputy chairman of the concern "Belgospischeprom" Marina Mikhaltsevich.



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