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October 22, 2018
The Government of Ukraine (GoU) abolished the existing sugar quota regime, which was coupled with price supports in the form of minimum prices for both refined sugar and sugar beets.
October 9, 2018
The Polish Ministry of Agriculture (MinAg) announced that farmers will be eligible to receive PLN 1.5 billion ($410 million) in financial support to offset losses from the 2018 drought.
October 3, 2018
Widespread drought in Northwestern Europe is negatively impacting European Union (EU) sugar production in marketing year (MY) 2018/19, forecast down 7 percent from the year before....
September 24, 2018
This report outlines the effects of the recent drought on agricultural production in the Netherlands.
June 7, 2018
This report contains revised PSDs for sugar beet and sugar for MY2018/19 based on planting data.
April 26, 2018
FAS/Moscow forecasts Russia’s sugar beet production in MY 2018/19 to decrease by just over 3 percent to 47.1 million metric tons (MMT) due to a decline in yields and smaller sowing area....
April 24, 2018
The EU started the post-quota era with an all-time record sugar production of 22.8 million MT for MY 2017/2018, of which 21.1 million MT is for processing into sugar....
April 18, 2018
Turkey’s sugar beet planted area is expected to increase by 3 percent to 340,000 hectares (ha) in MY 2018/19, due to the slightly increased quota for sugar production.
March 28, 2018
The Ukrainian sugar industry is stabilizing production volumes to avoid accumulation of stocks and subsequent price drops.
October 5, 2017
The first EU sugar production after the termination of the quota regime, MY 2017/18, is set to reach 20.1 million MT, with an additional 1.8 million MT for industrial use.
October 4, 2017
Turkey is forecast to produce 2.5 million metric tons (MMT) of sugar in marketing year (MY) 2017/18.
June 7, 2017
Dry weather conditions prevailing throughout the winter grains crop cycle, along with warmer than average spring temperatures have driven down yield expectations in Spain.
May 1, 2017
Polish farmers wait for the new EU sugar market reform with great hope and excitement.
April 24, 2017
The EU sweetener market will take a new start after the end of the 50 year old EU sugar quota production system on October 1, 2017, and will probably face a period of increased market volatility.
April 19, 2017
FAS/Moscow estimates record high levels of sugar beet and refined sugar production in 2016/17 due to favorable weather conditions, high yields and improved processing and storage technologies.
April 19, 2017
Lower polarity rates in the last two harvest seasons in Turkey and unchanged sugar quotas led to a substantial increase in sugar imports in 2015.
April 7, 2017
Sugar beet and sugar production in Ukraine peaked in marketing year 2016/17. It is expected to continue growth in marketing year 2017/18, stimulated by increasing exports of sugar....
October 21, 2016
Demand for food products served as an anchor for the Ukrainian economy in 2016. On-going political and economic crisis resulted in general economic slowdown in 2013-15.
October 19, 2016
Lower polarity rates in the last two harvest seasons and unchanged sugar quotas led to a substantial increase in sugar imports in 2015.
October 6, 2016
FAS/Moscow increased its forecast of Russian sugar beet production in 2016 from the April 2016 forecast by 5.9 million metric tons (MMT) to 47.9 MMT.