Uzbekistan increases granulated sugar output by 15.1% in 1H
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
Uzbekistan increased production of granulated sugar by 15.1% in January-June 2010 compared to the same period of 2009.
According to the Uzbek State Statistics Committee, the country produced 150,000 tonnes of granulated sugar in the reporting period.
Khorezm Shakar JV OJSC is only sugar producer in Uzbekistan. Khorezm Sugar Plant was commissioned in 1998. The cost of the plant is US$83.25 million. Preliminary plant was designed for processing sugar-beet, which was planned to plant in Uzbekistan. The capacity of the plant was 3,000 tonnes of sugar-beet a day. But low crop pushed to conserve the plant.
Shakar Investment, an Uzbek-Austrian-US joint venture, carried out project on transfer of the capacity to processing of cane sugar with the cost of US$2 million in 2002. Currently, the plant can process 1,000 tonnes of cane sugar a day.
In March 2006, Austria’s SEID Нandelsgesellshaft mbH acquired 99.43% state shares of Khorazm Shakar OJSC for US$17.6 million. Other 0.57% share belongs to individuals and management of enterprise.
Khorazm Shakar increased sugar production by 8.2% year-on-year in 2009 to 275,134 tonnes.