Russia – IKAR sees 2013/14 raw sugar imports rising to 850,000 t

Russia will increase its raw sugar imports in 2013/14 (Aug/Jul) to at least 850,000 tonnes from 460,000 this year as its own beet sugar output is expected to fall, the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR) said.

IKAR sees Russia’s 2013/14 beet sugar output down 19% on the year at 3.85 mln tonnes as last year’s drought led many farmers to switch away from sugar beet.


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