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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...


Russian sugar became cheaper by 28%

On 11 October, the wholesale price of sugar in the southern Federal district made up of 24,48 RUB for kg with the VAT. This is 28% below the level of the beginning of the year (34 RUB per kg). When compared with the end of June, when the figure reached to 42?5 RUB per kg, sugar became cheaper by 1,7 times. «Agroinvestor» writes about it. In January-August the production of sugar in Russia in comparison with the same period in 2016 increased by 37,5% — to 1,14 million tonnes. In part...


Russian sugar production crossed 1 mln t

On September, 13 in Russia sugar production crossed one million tonnes, six days earlier than last year. Russian Sugar Producers Union reports. In Russia the current daily sugar output reaches 43 ths t of sugar, while 69 out of 75 sugar refineries are operating. 2 mln t of sugar are exp...


In Lypetsk region nearly half a million tonnes of sugar beet are harvested

In Lypetsk region of Russia nearly half a million tonnes of sugar beet are harvested. The crop is harvested in almost one tenth of the total area, which is about 116 ths ha this year. It is reported by LipetskMedia. In Dobrynsk, Gryazinsk, Krasninsk, Lebedyansk districts sugar beet are harvested on 12-16% of the sown area. This is the highest results in the region. ...


Sugar refineries of Bashkortostan will be launched on September, 10

Sugar refineries of Bashkortostan are planning to start sugar beet processing from September, 10. It is reported by Sugar.ru. According to the Minister of Agriculture of Bashkortostan, Ilshat Fasakhmanov, at the beginning of this week the average weight of sugar beet in the republic e...


Russia is struggling with low sugar prices

Sugar producers and wholesalers in Russia’s Primorye region are struggling with a sugar surplus which has brought prices down by 20% during the first half of 2017, from RUB 42,1/kg (USD 0,73/kg) to RUB 33,9/kg (USD 0,59/kg). «Zolotoy Rog» reports. Wholesalers fear that prices may fall further on better harvest this year as more area has come under sugar beet and yields have improved, and an expert suggested...


Russia will increase sugar exports to half a million tonnes — Basov

In this agricultural year Russia can increase sugar exports to 0,5 mln t, predicts General Director of «RusAgro», Maksym Basov. It is reported by the press-service of IKAR. «The volume of supplies will depend on winter conditions, but Russia will export 0,5 mln t», — said Maksym Basov. Sugar w...


Belarus produced the first sugar from 2017-harvest

According to the Association of Sugar Producers «Belsahar», on August, 30 Gorodeysk Sugar Refinery began sugar beet processing. The production capacities of the mill provide processing of about 10 ths. t of sugar beet per day. In the coming days it is planned to launch Skydelsk Sugar Refinery, Slutsk Sugar Re...


Russia produced more than 500 ths. t of sugar

As of September 1, 4б3 mln t of sugar beet are harvested and 530 ths. t of sugar are produced, reports Soyuzrossahar. Over the past week, two more plants began sugar beet processing in Kursk and Voronezh regions. For the current date 46 of 75 sugar refineries operate.

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