10:28 / 16.03.2022

“Russia’s restrictions on sugar and wheat will not affect Uzbekistan” – Ministry of Agriculture

Temporary restrictions imposed by the Russian Federation on wheat and sugar exports do not affect the volume of these products in Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement.

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It was noted that in order to provide the population with wheat and flour products this year, wheat was planted on 1 million 27 thousand hectares, and in June-July this year it is planned to produce 7 million 679 thousand tons. This is 1 million tons more than last year.

In addition, 6 million 656 thousand tons of wheat were grown in 2021, of which 2 million 533 thousand tons were stored in the regional enterprises of JSC “Uzdonmakhsulot” for grain reserves of the republic, 4 million 123 thousand tons remained at the disposal of farmers and the population.

By the end of last year, 2 million 771 thousand tons of wheat and 357.7 thousand tons of flour were imported by the private sector, mainly from Kazakhstan, and 26.8 thousand tons of wheat (to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) and 949.1 thousand tons of flour (1 million 265 thousand tons of wheat) were exported to Afghanistan.

In 2022, it is planned to produce 600,000 tons of sugar products in the country in order to provide the population with sugar products.

In 2021, 595.5 thousand tons of sugar will be produced by Angren Shakar LLC and Khorezm Shakar LLC.

In order to meet the needs of the population in the commodity exchange in 2021 and January-February 2022, these enterprises traded at least 30,000 tons of sugar per month.

By the end of last year, 23,000 tons of sugar and 620,000 tons of raw sugar were imported from Brazil and 25 tons of sugar were exported to Afghanistan.

“Temporary restrictions imposed by the Russian Federation will not affect the volume of these products in our country,” the ministry said.

It is reported that in March-May 2022, another 180,000 tons of raw materials will arrive from suppliers. It is planned to import 200,000 tons of raw sugar in June-October this year.

“Based on the above, the country is fully supplied with wheat, flour, sugar at uninterrupted, sufficient and stable prices to the population and enterprises, as well as to prevent sharp fluctuations in prices in domestic markets,” the ministry concluded.

Earlier, Russia temporarily restricted sugar and grain exports.

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