Ukraine Sugar Output is 5% down


Ukraine produced 2.22 million tons of sugar from domestically harvested beet in the 2012/2013 season, down 5% from a year ago. The data is from the national association of sugar producers, Ukrtsukor, which attributed this decrease to hot weather that delayed the start of production.

The total volume of beet delivered from the 2012 harvest reached 17.52 mln tonnes of which 17.13 mln have already been processed, it added.