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Greece Sugar Production Revised Upwards

20 June 2012
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

GREECE - Following recent signals from the European Commission that sugar production quotas will be phased out by 2015/16, MY 2012/13 Greece's sugar production is forecast to increase slightly.

Even so, the current economic situation will make it difficult for the next couple of years.

The main producing areas include the prefectures of Imathia and Serres in Macedonia; Evros and Xanthi in Thrace; Larissa in Thessaly.

Greek sugar production is mainly destined for the confectionary, canning, and food processing industry.

MY 2012/2013 sugar consumption is forecast to remain flat. Greece imports the majority of its sugar from Serbia, Belgium, Mauritius, Croatia, France, and Denmark.

Bulgaria continues to be the main destination for Greek sugar exports.

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