Ukraine produces almost 650,000 tonnes of sugar as of Oct 17
Sugar production in Ukraine as of October 17, 2017 totaled 647,700 tonnes.
The Ukrtsukor national association of sugar producers reported that as of October 17, 2017, a total of 39 sugar refineries were operating. They refined 4.82 million tonnes of sugar beets.
As reported, Ukraine started sugar refining season on August 30, 2017.
Ukrtsukor said that in 2017/18 agricultural year (September-August) some 46 sugar refineries will operate.
According to the association's forecasts, sugar production this agri-year will be around 1.9 million tonnes. Exports could reach 500,000 tonnes.
Sugar beets were sowed on 318,000 ha in 2017.