Russian and Ukrainian sugar news, Aug 21, 2018

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According to the figures by Williams Brasil dated August 21, 2018, total 10 vessels have been nominated to carry 368894 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 269694 MT from 7 vessels, based on data.


According to the Ministry of Agriculture, by August 20, 2018 sugar beet was harvested from the area of 22.4 thousand hectares or 2% of the sown area.


According to the analysis data of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine conducted by, in 6 months of 2018 (January - June), the export of white sugar (HS 170199) amounted to 327,468 tons, in June - 67 627 tons. The main importers of white sugar from Ukraine were: Uzbekistan (146,792 tons), Libya (37,115 tons) and Turkey (33,342 tons). Export of other sugars (HS 1702) amounted to 17,377 tons, June - 3516 tons. Import of other sugars has made 11 898 tons, in June only – 1 828 tons.

Export of molasses (HS 1703) was 20 611 tons, in June only – 1102 tons. The main importer of molasses from Ukraine is Hungary (13,209 tons). Import of molasses amounted to 23 301 tons, in June only – 7 786 tons. The largest exporter of molasses to Ukraine is the Russian Federation (18,701 tons).



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