Kazakhstan, Has Encouraged to Reduce Dependence On Imported Sugar

Ministry of Agriculture, Kazakhstan, has been planning to reduce dependence on imported sugar by building two sugar factories. It is expected two sugar factories, are building by the end of 2021.

According to the report of Ministry of Agriculture, in Kazakhstan, it is shown that the average sugar consumption is approximately 500,000 tonnes per year. Sugar consumption is from the main importation by Russia and Belarus. It was 90 percent that consumed raw sugar cane and Instant sugar, and it was about 10 percent to consume finished products obtained from local sugar beet.

These new sugar factories will be in the Zhambyl and Pavlodar regions, and the cost is $775 million. The two sugar factories will have a capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year and will use local raw materials.

Definitely, reducing dependence on imported sugar, is recently the main issue for Kazakhstan. On the other hand, there was sugar production decline due to the suspension of the activities of the Central Asian Sugar Corporation. It was stopped for several months.

It is reported that total production the first five months of 2019 was 91,100 tonnes. It was obviously that sugar production in Kazakhstan has fell 45.4 percent this year compared to 2018.

Officials hope the two new plants will combat the decline. The plant in the Zhambyl region will cost $208 million while the Pavlodar region plant will cost $568 million.

Therefore, the two new sugar factories is a new hope to combat on imported sugar in Kazakhstan. The sugar factory in Zhambyl region will cost $208 million as well as the sugar factory in Pavlodar region will cost $568 million.

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