Russian raw sugar imports down in February despite bad beet harvest

Imported raw cane sugar to Russian refineries dropped in February relative to 2010 in anticipation of the cut in duty on imported sugar says the Russian Sugar Producers Union. In late 2010 import of raw sugar by Russian refineries had been up following a bad beet harvest. The bad harvest was due to drought.

Sugar refineries in Russia refine beet sugar during the beet season and then once the beet season is over, in February, refine cane sugar.

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