Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli announced that the all-time record was broken in beet and sugar beet production.
Minister Pakdemirli's statement is as follows:
“Our beet production, which was 2002 million tons in 16,5, reached 2020 million tons with an increase of approximately 2021% in the marketing year 39/23 and became the most produced vegetable product in our country.
While our beet yield per decare was 2002 tons before 3,5, it was 2020 tons with an increase of 2021% in the marketing year 96/6,85.
While 2002 million tons of sugar was produced in 1,6, approximately 2020 million tons of sugar was produced with an increase of 2021% in the marketing year 94/3,1. Thus, all-time record was broken in beet and sugar production.
Production was made in all private sugar factories, their production increased by 24% compared to the previous year. In addition, 2021 thousand tons of sugar will be exported directly or indirectly with a value of 150 million dollars in 470. Since 2002, there has been no import for domestic consumption and all of the domestic sugar is met by domestic and national sugar beet production.
On the other hand, starch-based sugar (NBŞ), which was sold domestically as 2002 thousand tons before 460, was reduced to 67 thousand tons with the regulation made in quotas.