Sugar news from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, Apr 20, 2018

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According to the Ministry of Agriculture, by April 19, 2018, sugar beet was sown on an area of 272.8 thousand hectares or 24.9% of the forecast (in 2017 - 580.0 thousand hectares).

According to Rosstat’ figures processed by, the stocks of sugar with the wholesale trade decreased to 165858.26 tons in March 2018 (-4.5% against the previous month and + 63.52% against March of the previous year).


According to the analysis of Statkom of the Republic of Belarus, production of sugar in March 2018 has made 0.1 thousand MT (in March 2017 - 30.5 thousand MT). Production of sugar by January-March 2018 decreased compared to the same period last year by 31,38% and has made 42 thousand MT (in 2017 - 62 thousand MT).


The sowing of sugar beet began in Belarus, as of April 20, 2018 total area sown has made 26,6 thousand hectares (27.3% of the plan), according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus.


Despite poor weather conditions, by April 18, total 150 thousand hectares of sugar beet were sown. The campaign is scheduled for completion before April 25, Ukrtsukor informs.



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