Development of sugar beet in Russia as of 01.08.2018

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Livny and Novokubansky sugar factories were the first to start accepting sugar beet and offering sugar produced from a new crop for sale.

According to Soyuzrossahar, the average figures on development of sugar beet in Russia as of 01.08.2018 is as follows:

  • Beet weight – 308 (in 2017 - 322, in 2016 - 356),
  • Tops weight – 293 (in 2017 - 380, in 2016 - 327)
  • Sucrose content – 12.37% (in 2017 - 13.40%, in 2016 - 13.43%)

According to the railway monitoring data by, in 7 months of 2018 the export of white sugar from Russia amounted to 234.2 thousand tons. The largest exporting factories were Dobrinsky (36.5 thousand tons), Elan-Kolenovsky (34.6 thousand tons) and Kamenskiye Zavody (16.2 thousand tons).


According to Gosstat, in January-June 2018 the total volume of sales of sugar produced in the country amounted to UAH 6 205.9 million without VAT and excise tax (about 14 501 million rubles at the current rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation). Of which, the volume of sugar sold outside the country amounted to 11.3% of the total sales.


According to the monitoring data, in January-July Ukraine supplied 213.5 thousand tons of white sugar transit by the Russian railway. The leading importer of Ukrainian sugar was Uzbekistan (192.3 thousand tons).



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