Sugar production in Ukraine approaches 279 thou. tons
As of October 2, the Ukrainian sugar factories produced 278.7 thou. tons of sugar.
The National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine (Ukrsugar) informs that 2.2 mln tons of sugar beet have already been processed.
On October 2, Novoorzhitsky Sugar Factory started the production season. In MY2017/18, the enterprise processed 307.8 thou. tons of sugar beet, of which 47 thou. tons of sugar were produced.
The season of sugar refining officially started on August 31.
The production of sugar in the current marketing year is expected to be slightly less than 2 million tons, despite the reduction in the number of functioning refineries.
Note: Ukrainian sugar market in 2017 was dominated by 10 companies.