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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.