Sugar news from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, May 08, 2018

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RUSSIA

According to the figures by Williams Brasil dated May 8, 2018, total 6 vessels have been nominated to carry 212694 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 66500 MT from 2 vessels, based on Sugar.ru data.

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According to the Ministry of Agriculture, sugar beet was sown on an area of 788.5 thousand hectares or 72% of the forecast by May 7, 2018 (in 2017 - 990.2 thousand hectares).

According to operational data of the FCS, imports of sugar from non-CIS countries amounted to 21.3 million US dollars in April 2018 (probably the FCS includes imports from foreign countries and imports of Belarusian sugar - Sugar.Ru).

UKRAINE

Farmers in Khmelnytsky region have completed sugar beet sowing campaign. Total acreage sown makes 31.5 thousand hectares, the regional administration reports.

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Since the beginning of the year, sugar has fallen in price by 0.19% - to make UAH 16.11 / kg (38.45 rubles/kg) on May 8, according to the Economic Development Ministry.

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