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UKRAINE PRODUCES 857,800 TONNES OF SUGAR IN THIS MARKETING YEAR

Sugar production in Ukraine as of November 9 amounted to 562,300 tonnes (up by 135,100 tonnes for the period of November 2-9), in general, 6.24 million tonnes of sugar beet were processed (up by 940,000 tonnes per week).
According to a report on the website of the National Association of Sugar Producers Ukrtsukor on Tuesday, 29 out of 33 factories that planned to produce sugar in the current marketing year (September-August) are currently processing sugar beets.
According to the data on the website of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, as of November 9, Ukrainian agrarians harvested 8.82 million tonnes of sugar beet (82.9% of the forecast) with a yield of 469.5 centners per hectare.
In addition, the Department of Agro-Industrial Development of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration on Monday announced on its website that the sugar-making season, which began on September 4, has ended in the region. Sugar beets in the region were processed by PrJSC Chervone Sugar Mill (Chervone village) and Cygnet-Center LLC (Andrushky village), which is part of the Cygnet agricultural holding.
According to the department, in general, by November 8 in Zhytomyr region, 334,000 tonnes of sugar beets were processed into 47,900 tonnes of sugar.
As reported, the current season of sugar beet processing started in the country on August 21.

SUGAR PRODUCTION IN UKRAINE AMOUNTS TO 562,300 TONNES

As of October 23, sugar production in Ukraine amounted to 562,300 tonnes (more by 216,700 tonnes over the period of October 11-23), in general, 4.20 million tonnes of sugar beets were processed (more by 1.53 million tonnes over the week).

According to a report on the website of the Ukrtsukor National Association of Sugar Producers on Monday, during the specified period, sugar refining was started by Tsukoragroprom LLC (Kyiv), part of the Astarta agricultural holding, at facilities of Hlobyne sugar refinery (Hlobyne, Poltava region).

Thus, to date, sugar beet processing is carried out by 29 out of 33 factories that have planned to produce sugar in the current marketing year (September-August).

According to the data on the website of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, as of October 23, Ukrainian agrarians harvested 6.23 million tonnes of sugar beet (59% of the forecast) with a yield of 465.2 centners/ha.

As reported, the current season of sugar beet processing started in the country on August 21.

AS OF OCTOBER 5 SUGAR PRODUCTION IN UKRAINE AMOUNTED TO 240,200 TONNES

As of October 5, sugar production in Ukraine amounted to 240,200 tonnes, and in general, 1.89 million tonnes of sugar beet were processed, according to a report on the website of the National Association of Sugar Producers Ukrtsukor.
Thus, to date, sugar beet is being processed by 25 out of 33 refineries that have planned to produce sugar in the current marketing year (September-August).
According to the data on the website of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, as of October 4, Ukrainian farmers harvested 2.26 million tonnes of sugar beet (20.8% of the forecast) with a yield of 47.96 tonnes per ha.
As reported, the current season of sugar beet processing in the country started on August 21.

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SUGAR PRODUCTION IN UKRAINE AS OF SEPT 20 AMOUNTES TO 74,900 TONNES

Sugar production in Ukraine as of September 20 amounted to 74,900 tonnes. According to a report on the website of the Ukrtsukor National Association of Sugar Producers, in total, 629,800 tonnes of sugar beet had been processed.
According to the data on the website of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, as of September 16, Ukrainian agrarians harvested 506,300 tonnes of sugar beet (4.7% of the forecast) with a yield of 47.72 tonnes per ha.
As reported, the current season of sugar beet refining started in the country on August 21.

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UKRAINE PRODUCES 4,920 TONNES OF SUGAR

As of September 3, sugar production in Ukraine amounted to 4,920 tonnes, a total of 49,600 tonnes of sugar beet were processed.
According to a report on the website of the National Association of Sugar Producers Ukrtsukor, on the indicated date two sugar factories were opened – Selysche sugar refinery (Selysche, Cherkasy region, part of the agricultural holding Panda) and Haisyn sugar refinery (Vinnytsia region, Ukrprominvest-Agro).
As of September 6, the website of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food does not have data on harvest of sugar beets by Ukrainian farmers.
As reported, the current season of sugar beet processing started in the country on August 21.
The Ministry of Economy expects sugar production in Ukraine in the 2021/2022 marketing year (MY, September-August) at 1.4 million tonnes, which is 30% more than in the last MY. The total supply of this product in the current season will amount to 1.74 million tonnes due to the growth of its production in the current MY and its significant residues (0.42 million tonnes) transferred from the last MY, which will be sufficient to meet the domestic demand, which is approximately 1.25 million tonnes.

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SUGAR PRODUCTION IN UKRAINE WILL GROW BY 30%

Sugar production in Ukraine in the 2021/2022 marketing year (MY, September-August) is expected to reach 1.4 million tonnes, which is 30% more than in the previous MY, the total sugar supply in the country will be sufficient to meet domestic demand, according to the Ministry of Economy.
According to a report on the agency’s website, taking into account the growth in sugar production in the current MY and its significant residues (420,000 tonnes), which are transferred from the last MY, the total sugar supply this season will amount to 1.74 million tonnes. The Ministry of Economy specified that these volumes will be quite enough to meet domestic demand, which is approximately 1.25 million tonnes.
“At present, the sugar industry of Ukraine allows producing up to 2 million tonnes of beet sugar per year, which fully meets the country’s internal needs,” the ministry explains.
The Ministry of Economy recalled that in the 2020/2021 MY sugar production in Ukraine decreased by a quarter compared to 2019/2020 MY, to 1.1 million tonnes due to unfavorable weather conditions.
In the current MY, 33 enterprises of the industry intend to produce sugar, which corresponds to the data for 2020, the report says.
“There is a gradual decrease in sugar consumption by Ukrainians. If in 2008 the average Ukrainian consumed about 41 kg of sugar and sugar-containing products during the year, then in 2020 – 28.5 kg. Such a decrease is also associated with a change in food culture and a decrease in sugar consumption in related industries,” the Ministry of Economy summed up, citing data from the State Statistics Service.

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