Sugar production in Ukraine in 2018/2019 Mr decreased by 15%.
Sugar production in Ukraine in 2018/2019 marketing year (MY, September-August) declined by 15% compared to the previous season – to 1.82 million tons, according to the National Association of sugar producers “Ukrtsukor”, informs Rus.Media.
“All season in 42 sugar factory, which has altered the 13.6 million tons of sugar beet, which is almost 10% less than last year. As a result of decreasing cultivated areas and the quantities, we received 15% less sugar. However, this will be enough for domestic needs and the implementation of foreign economic contracts,” the report cited the Deputy Chairman of the Association “Ukrtsukor” Ruslana was Butila.
According to her, another reason for the drop in sugar production in 2018/2019 Mr was the low quality of raw materials. In 2018, the farmers managed to get a record sugar beet yields, but sugar content was not the lowest – of 16.47%.
Leader in the production of sugar, according to tradition, became the Vinnytsia region – 424 thousand tons. The second position was taken by the Ternopil oblast. – 227 thousand tons. Closes the top three largest producers of Poltava region – 222,5 thousand tons of sugar.
Recall that in Ukraine on 31 August 2018 began a new season of sharovarin. In 2018 the acreage under sugar beet amounted to 280 thousand hectares, which is 13% less than in 2017.
Ukraine in the 2017/2018 marketing year exported 560,4 thousand tons of sugar, which is 27.2% less than in the previous MG.
According to the Association, exports of sugar for four months of the current marketing year (September 2018 – August 2019) increased by 14.3% compared to the same period of the previous season – up to 198,9 thousand tons.