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Russia’s Sugar Output From Domestic Beets Climbs 70%, Union Says

September 28, 2011

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Russia’s sugar output from domestically grown beets reached 1.12 million metric tons since harvesting and refining began in July, up 70 percent compared with a year earlier, when the country produced 657,200 tons, the Sugar Producers Union said on its website yesterday. Crops were damaged last year by the nation’s worst drought in a half century.

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