Ukraine produces almost 1.73 mln tonnes of sugar by Dec 5
Sugar production in Ukraine as of December 5, 2017 amounted to 1.73 million tonnes, according to the Ukrtsukor National Association of Sugar Producers.
"At present some 1.73 million tonnes of sugar has been produced and 12.11 million tonnes of sugar beets has been processed. According to the association, the sugar season will end by the new year," head of the analytical department of the association Ruslan Butylo said.
According to Ukrtsukor, 23 sugar factories have completed the production season.
"The sugar beet harvesting campaign is over, it remains to process 500,000 tonnes of sweet roots," the association noted.
As reported, the new season of sugar production in Ukraine began on August 30.
According to the association's forecasts, in the current marketing year sugar production will amount to approximately 1.9 million tonnes, exports could amount to about 500,000 tonnes.
Sugar production in 2016/2017 marketing year was 2 million tonnes.
The areas under sugar beets in 2017 amounted to 318,000 hectares.