Russian and CIS sugar news, Mar 27, 2018

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RUSSIA

According to Rosstat data, processed by Sugar.ru, the sale of sugar by large and medium-sized wholesale organizations dropped to 220,206.89 tons in February 2018 (-1.92% against the previous month and +14.26% against February last year).

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According to the Ministry of Agriculture, farmers in Krasnodar region have started to sow sugar beet on March 26, 2017, with 1,5 thousand hectares already sown (in 2017 - 9,4 thousand hectares).

According to the figures by Williams Brasil dated March 27, 2018, total 3 vessels have been nominated to carry 99500 MT of raw cane sugar in 2018 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 33500 MT from 1 vessel, based on Sugar.ru data.

UKRAINE

A record volume of 160,000 tons of sugar was produced in Volyn region of Ukraine in 2017 season, the regional administration reports. This year the region may increase sugar beet crops, as the third (out of four plants) – “Agro-Express Service” was launched last year and has produced over 60,000 tons of sugar.

BELARUS

Stocks of sugar with the industrial plants amounted to 368.4 thousand tons as of March 1, 2018, which is 12.4% less than it was as of February 1, 2018, the national Statkom reports.

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