Bloomberg News

Russia Sugar-Beets Crop Reaches 14.1 Million Tons, Ministry Says

September 29, 2011

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Russia’s sugar-beets crop reached 14.1 million metric tons as of yesterday, double the amount a year earlier, the Agriculture Ministry said on its website.

Beets have been gathered from 30 percent of the sown area, or 383,000 hectares (946,010 acres), the ministry said. The yield rose 49 percent to almost 3.7 tons a hectare, according to the ministry. The crop was 7 million tons on the same date last year, when Russia suffered its worst drought in a half century, according to ministry data.

--Editors: John Deane, Alastair Reed

To contact the reporter on this story: Marina Sysoyeva in Moscow at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at

Ebola Rising
blog comments powered by Disqus