The development of sugar beets in Russia as of Aug 11, 2019 and sugar news from Moldova, Aug 14, 2019

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RUSSIA

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, as of August 13, 2019, sugar beets were harvested from an area of 21 thousand hectares or 1.8% of the crop acreage (in 2018 - 6.8 thousand hectares), 933.6 thousand tons of sugar beet were collected (in 2018 - 218 thousand tons) with a yield of 44.52 MT/ha (in 2018 – 32.15 MT/ha). Farms in the Altai Territory and Lipetsk Region have started harvesting sugar beet harvesting, according to regional administrations.

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According to Soyuzrossahar, the average development of sugar beet in Russia is as following as of August 11, 2019:

  • beet weight - 431 g (in 2018 - 381 g, in 2017 - 400 g),
  • tops weight - 304 g. (In 2018 - 320 g., In 2017 - 373 g.),
  • sucrose content - 14.87% (in 2018 - 14.27%, in 2017 –14.56%).

MOLDOVA

Record sugar stocks have piled up in warehouses in Moldova, and an uncontrolled flow of imported sugar and the loss of CIS markets have turned out to be a severe blow to the sugar industry, local sugar producers say. According to the statement, they incur gigantic losses, as the quotas allocated to Moldova under the Association Agreement with the European Union and the DCFTA free trade agreement are not enough, and export to the CIS markets has practically ceased due to political reasons.

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