27 September 2016
According to Ukrtsukor information up to the date sugar beets have been harvested from about 20% of total area (60k ha out of 280k ha) with 45t/ha yield. Such yield has been generally in line with previous projections and is better than last year’s 43.6t/ha. In total 13M tons of sugar beets is expected to be produced in Ukraine in current season, production of sugar - 1.85-1.9M tons (with sugar yield slightly above 14%, main producers such as Astarta, Radekhiv, Ukrprominvest, Svitanok, Svarog expect it to be not less than 15%). Up to the moment 2M tons of sugar beet have been processed, sugar production made 280k tons.