Russian and CIS sugar news, Feb 28, 2018

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According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan, since the beginning of the season and as of February 28, sugar factories have received 2492.7 thousand tons of sugar beet, have processed 2341.8 thousand tons, and have produced 332101 tons of sugar, sugar production yield makes 14.5%.

According to FGBU "Rosselkhozentr", as of February 21, 2018, the volume of imported sugar beet seeds was 0.3 thousand tons. The Ministry of Agriculture forecasts a decrease in the acreage of sugar beet in 2018 to 1,095.4 thousand hectares.


According to the analysis of data by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine conducted, for 12 months of 2017, the national exports of white sugar (HS 170199) amounted to 598 062 tons (in 2016 - 464,796 tons) in December - 46 492 tons. The main importers of white sugar from Ukraine for 12 months were: Sri Lanka (68,926 tons), Turkey (49,145 tons), Azerbaijan (44,932 tons), Sudan (44,579 tons), Libya (39,876 tons) and Cote- D'Ivoire (34 520 tons). Exports of other sugars (HS 1702) amounted to 46,333 tons per year, import - 12 863 tons. Export molasses (HS 1703) was 81,099 tons, export of beet pulp (HS 230320) - 100 034 tons


According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the volume of subsidies provided to sugar beet producers will amount to 1.585 million manats (51.82 million rubles) in 2018. By the end of 2017over 396.1 thousand tons of sugar beet was harvested.


According to STATCOM of the country, in January 2018 Armenia has imported 4951 tons sugar and raw sugar (HS code 1701) in the amount of $ 2281.81 thousand, as well as 177 tons of other sugars (HS code 1702) in the amount of $ 91.23 thousand.



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