French sugar beet yields up 36% this year

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Benefiting from the summer weather, the current sugar beet harvest in France is estimated at 34.1 Mt, up 30.0% compared to 2020, but 8.0% lower than the 2016-2020 average (37 Mt). Yields are significantly higher than 2020 (+ 36.1%) and above the average for the 2016-2020 harvests. The areas, estimated at 402,000 ha, fell for the third consecutive year and are down 10.4% compared to the five-year average, losing 46.9 thousand hectares. Note that Agreste area estimates include sugar beet used to make "jus vert" and hence bioethanol.
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