Turkey: Sugar Annual

Commodities

Lower polarity rates in the last two harvest seasons led to a deficiency in the ‘C’ quota sugar demanded by exporter confectionary producers. This resulted in a substantial increase in sugar imports in 2015 to 170,000 MT compared to 4,600 MT in 2014. As a result, after remaining the same for the past two marketing years, total sugar quota increased eight percent to 2,769,250 MT in MY 2016/17 where total beet sugar quota is announced as 2,5040,250 MT and the starch based sugar quota is 265,000 MT. In line with the increased quotas, Turkey’s sugar beet plantation is expected to increase to 300,000 hectares in MY 2016/17 and the sugar production is expected to be 2.5 MMT.

Turkey: Sugar Annual