Kazakhstan significantly increases production of sugar
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 7
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend:
The production of sugar in Kazakhstan in January-April 2018 amounted to 150,100 tons, which is 81.9 percent more, compared to the same period of 2017, Energy Prom reported.
Traditionally, the largest volumes of output are concentrated in the country’s Zhambyl region (121,500 tons, 80.9 percent of the total volume of sugar, produced in Kazakhstan).
The Almaty region, in turn, accounts for 18.7 percent of the total sugar produced in Kazakhstan. There are such branches of the Central Asian Sugar Corporation (CAC) in Almaty, as Koksu sugar factory, Aksu, Burundai, Eskeldinsky, Alakolsky.
In 2017, the Koksu plant implemented a large-scale modernization worth 3.5 billion tenge. Aksu, Eskeldinsky and Alakol plants also work on modernization and increase of production capacity.
In addition to production growth, sugar imports also increased in Kazakhstan. According to the results of the first quarter of 2018, the country imported 48,700 tons of sugar, which is a 19.9 percent increase year over year.
The main exporters of sugar and raw materials to Kazakhstan are Brazil (74,300 tons, worth $28.9 million) and Cuba (30,000 tons, worth $12 million).
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