Sugar news from Russia and Azerbaijan, Nov 19, 2018

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Sugar factories of the Russian Federation will complete the processing of sugar beet in February this season, the production of beet sugar this year will be 5.5-5.8 million tons compared to 6.64 million tons last year, predicts the leading expert of the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR) Eugene Ivanov. In 2017, some plants were processing beets until March-April 2018. According to Ivanov, the shorter processing season this year is due to a decrease in the beet harvest this year to 41.3 million tons from 51.4 million tons in 2017.


According to the figures by the customs service of Azerbaijan, processed by, in October 2018, exports of sugar and raw sugar amounted to 2.4 thousand tons, in just 10 months of 2018 - 38.15 thousand tons (in 2017 - 56.26 thousand tons) In October 2018, imports of sugar and raw sugar amounted to 23.24 thousand tons in January-October 2018 — 196.37 thousand tons (328.37 thousand tons in 2017).



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