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Sugar beet still in top shape

27.08.2009|RSS|

Based on the second sugar beet harvest forecast for the year, Nordic Sugar maintains its positive expectations for the company’s 2009 sugar production.

Following the good start of the growing period in Nordic Sugar’s production countries, the sugar beet crop has continued to progress well over the past few weeks thanks to favourable weather conditions. This was shown in the most recent field samples, and against this background Nordic Sugar still expects to achieve a sugar output close to 1 million tonnes in the 2009 campaign.

For further information:
Dorthe Lindgreen, Manager / Internal & External Communication, Nordic Sugar A/S,
tel. +45 3266 2588 / +45 4011 6695 

 

Table 1: Result of Nordic Sugar’s second field samples:

Tonnes beet/ha

%sugar in beet

Tonnes sugar/ha

Denmark

60.5 (63.7)

17.7 (15.3)

10.72 (9.73)

Sweden

61.4 (57.3)

16.9 (15.4)

10.39 (8.87)

Finland

34.1 (41.4)

14.6 (14.7)

5.03 (6.11)

Lithuania

50.5 (55.2)

15.6 (14.4)

7.80 (8.01)

Average for the past five years shown in parentheses

 

Table 2: Production start-up at Nordic Sugar’s sugar factories 2009:

Factory

Planned campaign start-up

Nakskov, DK

17.09.2009

Nykøbing, DK

17.09.2009

Örtofta, SE

11.09.2009

Säkylä, FI

24.09.2009

Kedainiai

16.09.2009

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