Sugar imports and exports of Ukraine for January-March 2019 and other sugar news from Russia, Apr 10, 2019

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RUSSIA

Farmers in Lipetsk region expect to receive 5.3 million tons of sugar beet in 2019 according to preliminary estimates, reports the regional Ministry of Agriculture.

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In 2018, Agrosila has launched exports of sugar and pulp to Morocco, Germany, as well as to Norway and the countries of Central Asia. During the year, 12 thousand tons of sugar and 25 thousand tons of pulp produced at the Zainsky Sakhar OJS were shipped abroad, the general director of the holding S. Barsukova has annoounced.

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Average consumer price for granulated sugar amounted to 46.04 rubles for 1 kg in March 2019, which is 0.35 rubles less than a month ago, according to Rosstat. In March 2018 the average consumer price for granulated sugar in Russian Federation was 36.12 rubles per 1kg.

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According to Soyuzrossahar, as of April 9 of this year, 208.7 thousand hectares of sugar beet were sown in the Russian Federation (18.5% of the forecast), in 2018 - 121.5 thousand. North Caucasian and Central Federal Districts go on with sowing campaign.

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According to the analysis of customs declarations of FCS conducted by Sugar.ru, in February 2019 Russia has exported 82.9 thousand tons of beet pulp. According to the results of 2 months of beet pulp export campaign, Russia has shipped out 209.5 thousand tons (in 2018 - 270.7 thousand MT; in 2017 - 151.0 thousand MT). In the period January - February 2019, the main countries importers of beet pulp from Russia were LATVIA (29.96%) and NETHERLANDS (24.70%).

UKRAINE

According to the analysis of data by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine for January-March 2019, conducted by Sugar.ru, import of sugar (HS code 1701) has made 382 MT (114.0% compared to the same period in 2018), export - 105606 MT (64.0% compared to the same period in 2018). For March 2019 import of sugar has made 121 MT, export - 30165 MT. The largest exporters to Ukraine in monetary terms were: Denmark (19.9%), France (16.4%), and Mauritius (11.9%). The largest importers from Ukraine in monetary terms were: Azerbaijan (18.9%), Kyrgyzstan (9.8%), and United Kingdom (9.8%).

Import and export of Ukraine for January-March 2019

Commodity

Import

Export

Value, 1000$

Volume, MT

Value, 1000$

Volume, tn

Sugar

286

382

38 067

105 606

Other sugars

2 674

2 736

3 546

9 085

Molasses

184

4 434

30

371

Confectionery made of sugar

13 123

3 557

37 314

23 367

Water with sugar

4 551

4 314

8 768

24 730

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