Sugar beet harvesting in the Russian Federation and Belarus update as of October 16 and 17

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RUSSIA

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, as of October 16, 2018, sugar beet was harvested from an area of 810.3 thousand hectares or 73.1% of the area sown (in 2017 – 792.9 thousand hectares). Bulk harvest of 28.1 million tons was collected (in 2017 – 33.4 million tons), with average yield of 35.88 MT/ha (in 2017 – 41.18 MT/ha).

Sugar beet harvesting in the Russian Federation, update: October 16, 2018

Region

Crop acreage
1000 ha

Harvested, 1000 ha

Harvested, 1000 MT

Field yield 0.1 MT/ha

2018

% of total

2017

2018
vs.
2017

2018

2017

2018
vs.
2017

2018

2017

2018
vs.
2017

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

1108,9

810,3

73,1

792,9

17,4

29071,7

33447,7

-4376,1

358,8

421,8

-63,1

Central Fed. district

596,8

409,2

68,6

415,1

-5,9

15357,9

17186,1

-1828,2

375,3

414,0

-38,7

Belgorod region

60,6

30,7

50,6

48,0

-17,3

1320,0

1788,8

-468,8

430,0

372,7

57,3

Bryansk region

5,0

3,4

69,5

3,1

0,3

136,9

121,4

15,5

397,8

390,7

7,1

Voronezh region

122,6

74,9

61,1

87,1

-12,2

2606,4

3689,3

-1082,9

348,2

423,7

-75,5

Kursk region

109,2

84,6

77,5

81,0

3,6

3760,1

3798,0

-37,9

444,5

468,9

-24,4

Lipetsk region

128,0

91,9

71,8

76,1

15,8

3125,5

2966,2

159,3

340,1

389,8

-49,7

Oryol region

53,4

39,9

74,6

30,2

9,6

1496,1

1200,5

295,6

375,4

397,3

-21,8

Ryazan region

6,0

4,6

76,4

6,0

-1,4

143,2

219,0

-75,8

311,3

365,0

-53,7

Tambov region

105,4

74,6

70,8

76,2

-1,6

2599,3

3095,6

-496,3

348,4

406,2

-57,8

Tula region

6,6

4,7

70,9

7,4

-2,7

170,5

307,3

-136,8

362,8

413,1

-50,3

South Fed. district

224,6

184,1

82,0

163,4

20,7

6417,8

7804,9

-1387,1

348,6

477,7

-129,0

Krasnodar region

199,3

170,2

85,4

152,5

17,7

6089,0

7383,3

-1294,3

357,8

484,2

-126,4

Volgograd region

2,8

1,3

47,5

 

1,3

15,6

 

15,6

117,0

 

 

Rostov region

22,5

12,6

55,9

10,9

1,7

313,2

421,6

-108,4

249,3

386,8

-137,5

North Caucasus Fed. district

41,6

24,8

59,6

30,2

-5,4

1172,5

1600,1

-427,6

473,5

529,6

-56,1

Karachay-Cherkess Rep.

2,2

0,6

26,0

3,2

-2,6

24,1

147,0

-122,9

428,2

462,2

-34,1

Stavropol region

34,9

24,2

69,3

24,7

-0,5

1148,4

1408,5

-260,1

474,5

570,2

-95,7

Volga Fed. district

222,6

168,9

75,9

164,8

4,1

5251,3

5961,1

-709,8

310,9

361,7

-50,7

Republic of Bashkortostan

46,1

36,0

78,1

34,5

1,5

1090,0

1056,0

34,0

302,8

306,0

-3,2

Republic of Mordovia

19,2

17,8

93,0

14,8

3,0

560,8

512,3

48,5

315,0

345,9

-30,9

Republic of Tatarstan

64,3

56,6

88,0

55,1

1,5

1944,7

2196,7

-252,0

343,6

398,7

-55,1

Chuvash Republic

0,9

0,4

45,5

0,7

-0,3

9,1

26,4

-17,3

227,5

377,1

-149,6

Nizhny Novgorod region

12,0

6,7

55,6

6,9

-0,2

150,9

166,7

-15,8

225,2

241,6

-16,4

Orenburg region

0,9

0,6

66,7

0,7

-0,1

6,0

17,6

-11,6

100,0

251,4

-151,4

Penza region

58,1

38,7

66,6

37,1

1,6

1179,9

1479,3

-299,4

305,0

399,0

-94,0

Saratov region

10,0

3,6

36,1

5,7

-2,1

105,8

199,4

-93,6

293,9

349,8

-55,9

Ulyanovsk region

11,1

8,5

76,5

9,3

-0,8

204,1

306,7

-102,6

239,8

328,6

-88,9

Siberian Fed. district

23,4

23,4

100,0

19,4

4,0

872,1

895,5

-23,4

373,5

462,3

-88,8

Altai region

23,4

23,4

100,0

19,4

4,0

872,1

895,5

-23,4

373,5

462,3

-88,8

KAZAKHSTAN

According to the analysis of the data of the Federal Customs Service of Kazakhstan, conducted by sugar.ru, in 8 months (January-August) of 2018 the trade balance with the countries of the EEU is as follows: the import of white sugar (HS 170199) amounted to 130.3 thousand tons (of which Russia supplied 80 000 tons) and 4 thousand tons of beet raw sugar (HS 170112). Exports of white sugar (HS 170199) amounted to 1762.2 tons, all – to Kyrgyzstan. Raw cane sugar was not imported in April-August 2018.

UKRAINE

As of October 16, 37 sugar factories are operating, 4.52 million tons of beets were processed and 569.4 thousand tons of sugar produced, reports Ukrtsukor.

BELARUS

By October 17, 2018, sugar beet was harvested from an area of 62.3 thousand hectares or 62.6% of the area sown (in 2017 - 58.7 thousand hectares), sugar.ru was informed in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Belarus. About 2803.4 thousand MT (in 2017 - 2755.2 thousand MT) of beets were collected, with an average yield of 44.99 MT/ha (in 2017 – 46.92 MT/ha). The beet sugar content in the republic is 1621.9% versus 1874.3% for the same date last year.

Sugar beet harvesting in the Republic of Belarus; update: October 17, 2018

Description

Belarus total

Brest region

Grodno region

Minsk region

Mogilev region

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Crop acreage to be harvested 1000 ha

99.6

 

20.3

 

33.6

 

38.4

 

7.3

 

Acreage harvested, 1000 ha

62.3

58.7

11.9

11.2

20.2

21

25

22.2

5.23

4.34

Of crop acreage %

62.6

60.1

58.6

56

60.1

63

65

58.3

72.2

68.5

Bulk harvest of sugar beet, 1000 MT

2803.4

2755.2

500.4

502.8

978.8

1041.4

1096.3

1052.7

227.9

158.4

Field yield, 0.1 MT / ha

449.9

469.2

419.5

448.2

484.7

496

439.3

474.8

435.5

365.2

Delivered to sugar beet points, 1000 MT

2227.2

2246.8

430.9

433

826.1

875.1

835

840.3

135.2

98.5

of harvested, %

79.5

81.6

86.1

86.1

84.4

84

76.2

79.8

59.3

62.2

Sucrose content, %

16.66

15.94

16.32

15.75

16.56

15.72

16.97

16.2

16.5

16.4

Sold against state order, 1000 MT

1621.9

1874.3

405.3

356.5

556

769

609.1

670.3

51.6

78.5

Of total order, %

77.8

89.9

94.3

82.9

71.3

98.6

76.1

83.8

68.7

104.7

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