Sugar Beet Sector Insights
Beet Sugar in Europe
- Beet area in EU ~ 1.55 million hectares (1.6% of utilised arable area)
- Beet area in Turkey ~ 280 000 hectares
- Beet area in Switzerland ~ 20 500 hectares
3RD LARGEST SUGAR PRODUCER IN THE WORLD
The EU produces around 16.5 - 17.5 million tonnes of sugar equivalent and it is the worlds's leading beet sugar producer.
3RD WORLD IMPORTER OF SUGAR
Indeed, 56% of its imports are coming from Developing Countries.
2ND CONSUMER OF SUGAR IN THE WORLD
4TH LARGEST FUEL ETHANOL PRODUCER IN THE WORLD
The EU produced 4.8 billion liters of ethanol in 2014.