• Sugar Beet fuels the European bio economy (food, feed, biofuels, biogas, bio products) Sugar Beet,
    a model of sustainability
    Sugar Beet,
    a local production which supports rural economy
    INTERNATIONAL
    CONFEDERATION
    OF EUROPEAN
    BEET GROWERS

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.

 

Transatlantic Trade

& Investment Partnership - TTIP

Mercosur

Trade Agreement

Thailand

Trade Agreement

 

CIBE in cooperation with CEFS participated to the stakeholders conference organized by the EU Commission on the 12th of March 2014. Read More

 

The EU is negotiating a FTA with Mercosur. In 2011 CIBE analized the impact of such a deal. Read More

 

The EU has started negotiations for a comprehensive trade agreement with Thailand in which sugar is included. CIBE responded in 2013 to the consultation expressing its views and concerns over the trade deal. Read More