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Russia harvested 11 million metric tons of beet-sugar from 27 percent of the sown area as of Sept. 17, according to the country’s Sugar Producers’ Union.
The harvested area was 310,100 hectares (766,270 acres), the union said today on its website. Yields were 35.5 tons a hectare, the union said, without providing a year-earlier comparison.
Russia had an all-time high beet-sugar crop of 46.2 million tons last year, when the country produced a record 5.1 million tons of sugar and exported more than 300,000 tons of the sweetener, according to Agriculture Ministry data.
Refineries processed 7.2 million tons of the roots by Sept. 17, up from 6.7 million tons a year earlier, the union said in another statement. Output of the sweetener reached 800,000 tons, up from 778,000 tons a year earlier, it said.
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