International Sugar Journal

Turkey – Duty-free imports of 400,000 tonnes sugar sanctioned by the government [Full subscriber]

A presidential decree published in the Official Gazette has paved the way for the import of 400,000 tonnes of sugar at a time when the sugar price in the domestic market is rising, according to local press reports.

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Turkey – Health ministry wants 10% reduction in sugar various products by 2025 [Full subscriber]

Turkish Health Ministry released the Sugar Reduction Guide in mid-July to gradually reduce the amount of sugar in confectionery, sweet sauces, breakfast cereals, and nonalcoholic drinks by at least 10% by 2025.

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Turkey – Sugar production forecast to remain unchanged at 2.75 million tonnes in 2021/21 [Full subscriber]

Sugar beet production and acreage are forecast at 19.5 million tonnes and 320,000 hectares in 2021/22, assuming favourable growing conditions in line with last year under the production quota, according to USDA’s latest attaché report.

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Turkey diverts fuel ethanol for use in the production of sanitizers [Registered]

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.

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Turkey – 2019/20 sugar beet output forecast at 20.5 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

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.

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Turkey – Sale of three state-owned plants cancelled [Registered]

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.

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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

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Turkey – Government to privatise 14 beet sugar factories [Full subscriber]

The Turkish government is set to privatize 14 of its 25 sugar factories through tendering in April, according to local press reports.

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Turkey – 2017/18 sugar output forecast at 2.5 million tonnes by USDA [Registered]

Turkey is forecast to produce 2.5 million tonnes of sugar in 2017/18 according to the recent report from USDA.

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Europe – ADM expands starch sweetener production ahead of end of the sugar regime [Registered]

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.

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