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Sugar Exports From Russia May Reach 225,000 Tons, Union Says

December 30, 2011

Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Russian exports of sugar made from domestic beets may come to 225,000 metric tons for 2011, the country’s Sugar Producers’ Union said.

The former Soviet nations of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Georgia were the main buyers, the industry group said on its website today.

Russian sugar output from locally grown beets reached 4.68 million tons as of yesterday, the union said. About 60 refineries will continue operating next month and in February, bringing total production from domestic beets to 5.2 million tons in the current season that started Aug. 1, it said.

The government on Dec. 28 estimated sugar exports at 200,000 tons for 2011.

--Editors: Dan Weeks, Torrey Clark.

To contact the reporter on this story: Marina Sysoyeva in Moscow at msysoyeva@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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