As of January 11, all the sugar mills of Ukraine has completed the production season. Production season started on August 20, worked 42 sugar factory. With the beginning of production made more than 2 million tons of sugar from 13,66 billion tons of sugar beet, which is more than last year. Reported by the Association of sugar producers “ukrsahar”.
“Despite the not too favorable weather conditions, Ukrainian sugar producers could manufacture more than 2 million tons of sugar, nearly 40.5 per cent more than last year. In addition, sugar beet this year is not only bigger, it is the best quality”, – said the head of analytical Department “Ukrsakhar” Ruslana was Butila.
The Association reported that this year has been quite favorable for sugar beet producers and sugar. So, due to crop failure in Brazil and India, the producers were able to supply to foreign markets of nearly 470 thousand tons of sugar, the bulk of which went to Sri Lanka, Georgia and Tunisia.
“Given that, according to our forecasts, in 2017 will be an increase in areas under beet and the gradual return of the lost positions in the structure of crops. Already have confirmed information about the increase of crops of this culture from the large producers”, – explained in “Ukrsakhar”.
As earlier reported, domestic sugar producers are in search of new markets. In particular, Ukraine tuned in to the active export of sugar to China.