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Russia – Record sugar output expected in 2011/12 [Registered]

Russia will process around 4.3 million tonnes of sugar from beet this year, a record, but still far from what could be expected from this year’s big crop due to limited storage and processing facilities, said Yevgeny Ivanov from the Institute of Agricultural Market Studies. This is likely to drastically reduce raw sugar imports. Commodities analyst FO Licht has forecast that Russia’s beet sugar output was likely to nearly double to 5.8 million tonnes in raw value terms (5.3 million tonnes in white value) in 2011/12 from last year’s 3 million tonnes, meaning it would be nearly self-sufficient in its…

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