As of December 10, Ukrainian sugar refineries produced 1.574 million tons of sugar, according to the Ukrtsukor National Association of Sugar Producers.
“As of December 10, 1,574.0 thousand tons of sugar were produced and 11.64 million tons of sugar beets were processed,” reads the report.
The sugar-refining season in Ukraine officially started on August 31. In the current year 40 sugar factories operate in the country.
Ukraine produced 2.14 million tons of sugar in the 2017-2018 marketing year, up by 6.5% YoY (2.01 million tons). The previous sugar-refining season ended on February 20, 2017. A total of 46 sugar factories operated then. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)