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CIS sugar production will decrease next year — Sucden

Next season, the total sugar production in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus will decrease by 6% comparing with MY 2017/2018, but export potential will be unchanged. Marina Sidak, the head of analytical service (CIS) Sucden expressed such a view during the first «Sugar Trade and Export Conference». «In MY 2018/2019 in Ukraine and Russia there will be a decrease in sugar production by 5,5% and 11% respectively, but Belarus sugar production is forecasted to grow by 13%. At the same...


Russia first beet test shows weight falls

Russia first sugar beet test since the beginning of the year shows weight losses. It is reported by Reuters. Russia's sugar beet test, the first since the start of the year, showed an average root weight at 81 grammes compared with 92 grammes in July last year, the Russian S...


Belarus plans to supply sugar to China in 2018

The Belarusian state food industry concern «Belgospischeprom» plans to launch sugar supplies to China in 2018. Chairman of «Belgospischeprom» Oleksander Zabello tells about it, as BELTA reports. «China produces less sugar than it consumes. The country imports millions of tonnes of sugar. T...


Belarus plans to determine sugar beet growing zones

There is a need to clearly determine the raw sugar beet growing zones, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko noted. It is reported by BELTA. The head of state suggested cultivating sugar beet in the places that can ensure high profitability, where companies will be interested in the sugar beet production. Las...


Anwil produced the 30-th million tonn of nitrogenous fertilisers

Last week, ANWIL produced the 30-millionth tonn of nitrogenous fertilisers. ANWIL, with regard to the production capacity, is the second producer of nitrogenous fertilisers in Poland and the tenth in Europe. It is reported by the press-service of the company. The Włocławek ORLEN Group company started the production of nitrogenous fertilisers 47 years ago, and the first tonn of ammonium nitrate was prod...


Russia 2017/18 sugar output may exceed 6,6 million tonnes

Beet sugar output in the current campaign is forecast at over 6,6 million tonnes by the Institute for Agrarian Market Studies (IKAR). Last year Russia produced 6,2 million tonnes of sugar. It is reported by Sugar.ru. Combination of continuing increase in productivity and expansion in acreage (by 7,9% to 1,198,000 ha) informs the record output. Over the past 21 years, productivity...


Russia finished sugar beet harvesting

As of December 12, 2017, Russia completed sugar beet harvesting. It is reported by Sugar.ru. According to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, sugar beet in the whole country is harvested from 1172,2 thousand hectares or 100% of the total harvested area (in 2016...


New sugar refinery to appear in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan plans to start construction of a new sugar refinery in the near future. It is reported by Sputnik Uzbekistan. Russian investors will act as partners in this project, according to a source in the Uzbekzokovaktholding. A new industrial facility will be located in...


New sugar terminal to be built at the Port of Gdansk

The Port of Gdansk Authority SA and Krajowa Spolka Cukrowa S.A. signed an agreement on a lease of property for the construction of a new transshipment and shipping terminal along with access infrastructure intended for handling the transport of sugar. The new facility will be located right next to the Nabrzeze Wislane, which will enable entry and loading of ships with a la...


Sugar beet acreage in Kuban region to fall in 2018

Low sugar prices in 2017 due to surplus production will dent profits, resulting in reduced sugar beet acreage in 2018 in Kuban region.  It is reported by Delovata Gazeta. According to Kubansakharprom Association, sugar output so far has increased by 240,000 tonnes to 1 million and is expected to hit 1,5 million tonnes by the e...

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