Russian and CIS sugar news, Jul 23, 2018

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RUSSIA

Belgorod agrarians have suspended field works because of downpours, said deputy head of the regional department of the agro-industrial complex and the reproduction of the environment Vasily Melnikov.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, as of July 19, the total amount of loan funds issued for seasonal field work increased to 215.55 billion rubles (22.38% more against the same date last year).

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia as of June 22, 2013, sugar beet was sown at an area of 1.1 million hectares. From the beginning of the production season (from 1.08.2017 to 9.04.2018), the volume of sugar beet processed has made 46 197.8 thousand tons (0.1% lower than the level of the previous year), the volume of sugar produced made 6,459.6 thousand tons (6, 2% above the level of the previous year). The volume of imports of raw sugar (according to the Federal Customs Service of Russia) as of July 15, 2018 was 3.0 thousand tons (2.9 thousand tons in the same period in 2017). The volume of imports of white sugar to Russia (according to the Federal Customs Service of Russia) in January-April 2018 decreased by 4.1% and amounted to 88.4 thousand tons (in January-April 2017 - 92.2 thousand tons). The volume of white sugar exports from Russia (according to the Federal Customs Service of Russia) increased by 8.2% and amounted to 181.8 thousand tons in January-April 2018 (in January-April 2017 - 168.1 thousand tons). According to the operative data of the railway statistics, the export of sugar decreased by 0.9% and amounted to 232 thousand tons in January-June of 2018 (for the same period of 2017 - 234 thousand tons).

KAZAKHSTAN

According to the analysis of the FCS of Kazakhstan, conducted by Sugar.Ru, the trade with the countries outside CU zone during the 4 months (January-April 2018) looks as follows: the import of raw sugar (HS 170114) amounted to 115.54 thousand tons (85.6 thousand tons from Brazil and 30 thousand tons from Cuba). Imports of white sugar (HS 170199) amounted to 7.17 thousand tons, mainly from Poland and the Netherlands. Export of white sugar - 47.07 thousand tons, all to Uzbekistan (sugar, derived from imported raw sugar).

KYRGYZSTAN

According to Statkom of Kyrgyzstan, conducted by Sugar.Ru, sugar production decreased over the month by 14.79% in June 2018 and has made 14.4 tons (in the previous month - 16.9 tons, in June 2017 - 46.1 tons, in June 2016 - 18524.8 tons). Total 19392 tons of sugar have been produced in January-June 2018 (in January-June 2017 - 32097 tons). Imports of sugar has made 14.4 thousand MT in January-May 2018.

UKRAINE

According to the results of the second quarter of 2018, the agro-industrial holding "Astarta-Kyiv" increased sugar sales by 13% (to 91.74 thousand tons with the same period in 2017), the company said on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. According to the report, for the indicated period average sugar prices decreased by 23%.

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