In connection with the publications which have appeared in a press about increase of the price for sugar in home market of the country the Union сахаропроизводителей Moldova (UPZM) has extended the statement in which has expressed concern in connection with the developed situation.
According to the Union, the price for sugar in Republic Moldova to the beginning of June, 2014 has reached regional level that allows to leave on normal level of functioning свеклосахарной branches.
- As a result of an adverse situation in the first quarter of 2014, caused by mass emission on the market on account of debts of "barter" sugar one of сахаропроизводителей, others сахаропроизводители have incurred serious losses. They have been compelled to sell sugar under very low price to finance agropartners for purchase of seeds, fuel, fertilizers and protection frames of plants before a sowing campaign, - ascertain in the Union сахаропроизводителей.
The situation was aggravated with decrease in a rate of national currency and a rise in prices for fuel. On termination of a sowing campaign when сахаропроизводители have carried out of the obligations to agropartners, the price for sugar has returned to normal level.
Growth of the price for sugar in some countries of region for last three months has reached 30 % whereas in Moldova it has not exceeded 10 %. Such increase in the beginning of summer has a seasonal nature and is observed in region from year to year. The average cost price for sugar from warehouses сахаропроизводителей РМ in May has made 11,25 лея for 1 kg, whereas in Russia - 12,6 лея, in Kazakhstan - 13,5 лея for 1 kg. In Ukraine from the beginning of year (January-May of 2014) the prices for sugar have grown on 33,1 %, and in annual calculation (May, 2014 by May of 2013) growth has made 66 %.
- Thus in Moldova cost prices of manufacturers remained at level of the corresponding period of last year. Therefore the rise in prices announced in a press for sugar in Moldova on 30 % is misinformation, - confirm in the Union сахаропроизводителей РМ.
Sugar cost in republic is formed on a market basis. Thus potential profitability сахаропроизводителей is limited, on the one hand, by high cost of a sugar beet and power resources, and with another - the regional prices for sugar. In the conditions of agreements in force on free trade and, especially, as a result of permeability for contraband moldo-ukraiskoj borders сахаропроизводители cannot rise the price for reception of the big profitability. Nevertheless the frame conditions of functioning generated for last 10 years свеклосахарной allow to invest branches in manufacture of sugar and a sugar beet of hundred millions леев annually. The total annual turnover of branch exceeds 1,5 billion леев, that positively influences growth of gross national product of Moldova. The export potential of the Moldavian sugar grows also - is annually exported about 30 thousand tons of this product. And the export geography constantly extends.
- If before Romania in the first quarter of current year the Moldavian sugar went to Cyprus, to Bulgaria and the Baltic States was the basic terminal point of deliveries of the Moldavian sugar in the western direction. And also it is traditional - in the countries of the Customs union, - explain сахаровары.