Turkey has temporarily scrapped the requirement to include ethanol in gasoline in a bid to boost disinfectant production in the country to help stem the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s industry and technology minister said on 13th March.
Turkey’s sugar beet production is forecast at 20.5 million tonnes in 2019/20 and is expected to result in the production of 2.7 million tonnes of sugar. This is similar to the output last year, according to the latest USDA Gain report.
The sale of three sugar plants in central Turkey has been cancelled, the head of Turkey’s Food and Sugar Industry Workers Union (FSIWU) said on 27th December, according to local press reports.
Turkey – Government takes a loss of US$85 million from selling four sugar factories [Full subscriber]
In early June, the Turkish government has taken a loss TRY415.32 million l(US$ 85.3 million) from the sale of four state sugar factories, according to local press reports citing union of sugar industry workers
The Turkish government is set to privatize 14 of its 25 sugar factories through tendering in April, according to local press reports.
Turkey is forecast to produce 2.5 million tonnes of sugar in 2017/18 according to the recent report from USDA.
Global ingredient producer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) recently announced that it plans to expand overall grind and finishing capacity for sweeteners and starches at its corn wet mill facilities in Turkey and Bulgaria.