1 half year agrarians sugar sales up 32.5%, to 152,400 MT
20.07.2006 13:14 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As to State Statistics Committee, within this year first 6 months Ukrainian agricultural companies of all kinds ownership (except small-scale ones) have raised sugar sales to 152,409 MT, up 37,401 MT (+ 32.5%) against 2005 similar.
As for sugar sales structure, 3.1% sugar was given to population (incl. public catering system) on account of salaries and 1.5% to shareholders on account of land plots/property shares rental payment, reports State Statistics Committee.
As to Committee, agricultural companies have sold off 10.4% sugar in shops (stalls, booths, etc) and on markets, while 85% sugar was sold through other trade channels.
As earlier reported, within 1 half year 2005 agricultural companies had sold in total 115,008 MT sugar.
Within Jun sugar prices had grown to UAH4,174,52 per kg, up 0.21.9% against May on 14 regions markets; Jun retail sale prices had boosted to UAH4,454,88 per kg, up 0.22.2% as of May in 15 regions shops.
Experts estimated early Jul domestic market sugar reserves 669,000 MT.
As to experts, domestic sugar market annual capacity totals 22.2 mn MT.