Sugar production in Ukraine as of October 23, 2019 amounted to 641,000 tonnes.
According to the Ukrtsukor National Association of Sugar Producers, as of this date 31 sugar refineries were operating in the country and they have refined 4.42 million tonnes of sugar beets.
According to the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food, farmers as of October 23 had harvested 6 million tonnes of sugar beets from an area of 137,000 ha, or 62% of the forecast with an average yield of 43.7 tonnes/ha.
As reported, the sugar production season in Ukraine started on September 1. According to the estimates of the Ukrtsukor association, the number of operating sugar factories in the 2019/2020 season will be reduced from 42 to 32, while sugar production is expected to reach 1.1-1.2 million tonnes.
Sugar production in the 2018/2019 season decreased by 15% compared with the previous season, to 1.82 million tonnes.