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Russia – 2014/15 sugar output dips slightly [Registered]

Russia is expected to produce 4.3 million tonnes sugar this season, according to farm industry researcher Ikar. The fall in output is due to high temperatures adversely impacting plant growth impacti Sugar production was 4.4 million tonnes in the previous year notes Ikar. The estimate for this season, which started in August and runs through March, compares with a forecast recently by the economy ministry for a record 5 million tonnes. Speaking to Bloomberg, Ikar analyst Yevgeny Ivanov said the government’s estimate is “super-optimistic. “The heat is so strong that they sometimes can’t dig the beets out. The soil is…

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