International Sugar Journal

Russia – 2020 sugar output forecast to decline by over 1 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

Russia’s sugar production is expected to decline to 5.8-6.4 million tonnes this year, from 7.8 million tonnes in 2019, the Interfax news agency reported, citing an estimate by IKAR agriculture consultancy.

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Russia – 2020/21 sugar output forecast to decrease by 25% due to reduced acreage and inclement weather during crop establishment [Full subscriber]

The 2020/21 beet sugar output is forecast to decrease by 20-25% on the back of both reduced acreage and adverse weather conditions.

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Russia – 2019/20 sugar output forecast at 7.7 million tonnes – exporting surplus is a challenge [Full subscriber]

The 2019/20 sugar production in Russia is forecast at 7.7 million tonnes, according to Andrei Bodin, Chairman of the Board of Soyuzrossahara.

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Russia – 2019/20 beet sugar output to peak at over 6.4 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

Russia is forecast to produce a record 6.4-6.7 mln tonnes of beet white sugar in 2019/20 compared with 5.9 million tons in 2018/19, said the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR).

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Russia – Exports struggle as sugar produced is not cost-competitive [Full subscriber]

Russia’s difficulty exporting its sugar could slow the expansion of the industry that’s seen a big transformation in the past two decades, reports Bloomberg.

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Russia – Bio-on licenses its technology to TAIF for the production of biobased PHAs [Full subscriber]

The Italian biotech start-up Bio-on recently signed an agreement with the Russian group Taif Jsc, which will purchase a license to build the first plant of the Russian Federation for the production in the Republic of Tatarstan of 100% biodegradable bioplastic PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoate).

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Russia – 2018/19 beet sugar output likely to be between 5.5 mln and 6.3 mln tonnes [Full subscriber]

Both the Russian Sugar Producers Union (Soyuzrossakhar) and the Russian statistical office (Rosstat) forecast a reduced sugar output than the previous year of 6.62 mln tonnes. Soyuzrossakhar forecasts an output of 6 mln tonnes while Rosstat puts it at between 5.5 mln and 6.3 mln tonnes, according to local press reports.

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Russia – 2018/19 beet acreage drops by 4% as sugar price falls [Full subscriber]

Sugar beet acreage for the 2018/19 season is 3.9% lower than the previous year at 1.13 million hectares due to low sugar prices, according to local press reports.

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Russia – Prodimex produces record 1.46 mln t sugar in 2017/18 [Registered]

Prodimex, the largest Russian sugar producer, produced a record 1.46 million tonnes of sugar during the -2017/18 campaign from 10.6 million tonnes of sugar beet, according to the Deputy Director of the company Vadim Yeryzhensky.

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Russia – 2017/18 beet sugar output expected at record 6.4 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

With 2017/18 sugar campaign over in Russia and factories completed the processing beet, the sugar output is put at around 6.4 million tonnes, according to Andrei Bodin, the head of the Union of Sugar Producers of Russia (Soyuzrossahar).

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