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Belarus Can Export 400,000 Tons of Beet Sugar, Ikar Forecasts

February 09, 2012

Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Belarus is poised to export 400,000 metric tons of sugar made from domestically grown beets this year, half of which will be shipped to Russia, the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies said.

Belarus refined 4.2 million tons of beets and made 596,000 tons of sugar from the crop grown in 2011, Ikar, as the Moscow- based institute is known, said in an e-mailed statement today.

--Editors: Dan Weeks, John Deane.

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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