Volyn sugar plants produced 160k tons of sugar

In 2017, Volyn region produced 160 thou. tons of sugar, which is a record volume in the history of Ukraine's independence, Ukrsugar reports.

"This year the sowing areas under sugar beet may increase, since in 2017 the third of four plants of Agro-Express-Service was put into operation. Over the first year, more than 60 thou. tons of sugar were produced at the modernized plant. Consequently, this season Volyn region produced 160 thou. tons of sugar," Yuri Gorbenko, Head of the Department of Agro-Industrial Development at the Regional State Administration, said.

Yuri Gorbenko added that Gorokhov sugar plant will process sugar beet only in September.

"In addition, these services will be provided by Gnidava sugar plant. A subsidiary of Pan Kurchak Group has a good potential, and it is ready to provide necessary equipment for the sowing campaign," he added.

Reference: Ukrsugar named major sugar producers of 2017/18.

Note: Ukrainian sugar market in 2017 was dominated by 10 companies.

Sugar market of Ukraine in 2017 (click to see full size image)

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