Export of Russian sugar booms by 13 times amid coronavirus pandemic

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The food supply chain has been facing an unprecedented threat from Covid-19 pandemic. Despite some supply gridlock, exports have been continuing in some nations without major delays. Russia has been able suffice the demand of sugar from several countries at comfortable levels.

According to reports, in January – May 2020 the export of Russian sugar rose 13 times (up to 619,000 tons) physical volume basis and 10 times ($245 million) basis value compared to 2019. Russia exported sugar to 40 countries in 2020 including Ghana, Norway, Afghanistan, Madagascar. The major importing countries of Russian sugar were Uzbekistan 165,000 tons, Azerbaijan 99,000 tons, Kazakhstan 96,000, Tajikistan 63,000 and Turkmenistan 39,000 tons.

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