Ukraine to increase sugar beet land

Ukraine is likely to increase its agricultural land for sugar beet by 10% to 550,000 hectares during the year.  White sugar produced may increase from 1.5 million tonnes in 2010 to 2 million tonnes this year.  1.3 million tonnes of white sugar were produced in 2009.  Sugar refineries processed 13.5 million tonnes of beet in 2010. In 2010 the sugar beet area was increased from 350,000 hectares in 2009 to 500,000 hectares.

Ukraine consumes approximately 2 million tonnes of white sugar. It used to be the USSR’s sugar factory producing 5 million tonnes.  Beet sugar does not compete well with sugar from cane in the absence of subsidies or incentives.

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