Russian and CIS sugar news, Sept 24, 2018

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According to the Ministry of Agriculture, as of September 21, 2018, sugar beet was harvested from the area of 366.4 thousand hectares or 33% of the crop area (in 2017 - 361.1 thousand hectares). In the Krasnodar Territory only sugar beet was harvested in more than half of the area - 110.8 thousand hectares by September 24. The bulk harvest is about 3 million 800 thousand tons.

According to NCSP Group (Novorossiysk port), the volume of raw sugar transshipment was 122 thousand tons in January-July of 2018, which is 84 thousand tons or 40.6% less than in January-July 2017.


According to "Ukrtsukor" as of September 21, total 27 plants process beets of a new crop, with 942.6 thousand tons of beets processed and 106.7 thousand tons of sugar produced.


According to the analysis of the EAEC data for Kazakhstan, conducted by, in July 2018, sugar imports (HS code 1701) amounted to 22.22 thousand tons. Thus, total 278.86 thousand tons of sugar were imported in January - July 2018, (in 2017 - 234.47 thousand tons). These supplies include 101,000 tons of raw sugar from Brazil and 30,000 tons from Cuba, as well as 83,000 tons of white sugar from Russia and 40,000 tons and 12,000 tons from Belarus and Kyrgyzstan, respectively.



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