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Sugar: slump in production

December 17, 2019 at 1:18 PM , Der AUDITOR
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KIEV. The Ministry of Agriculture in the Ukraine states that as little as 9.8 million metric tonnes of sugar beets were harvested by 12 December. This is a 27.4% decline over last year. As much as 13.5 million metric tonnes were harvested in December 2018.

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At 22.3 mt/ha average yields also range lower than last year’s record 24.7 mt/ha. Beet sugar production ranges at 1.36 million metric tonnes so far, which is a 37% decline over last year as sugar production ranged at 2.14 million metric tonnes in December 2018.

The National Sugar Association NASU Ukrtsukor, in addition, reports that nearly all sugar factories have completed production. Only 32 factories are engaging in production, which 10 less than in 2018/2019. This year, it is generally agreed that the market situation in the Uk

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