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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice

Comparative analysis of beet sugar industry development of agro-industrial complex in Russia and Ukraine in the context of food security

Vol. 21, Iss. 10, OCTOBER 2022

Received: 7 September 2022

Received in revised form: 13 September 2022

Accepted: 22 September 2022

Available online: 27 October 2022


JEL Classification: C02, C61, O13, Q16

Pages: 17861821


Yurii A. KUZNETSOV National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN), Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation


Subject. The article addresses the activities of sugar beet and sugar industries of Russia and Ukraine to ensure the food security of these countries under sanctions.
Objectives. The aim is to consider the origin, formation, and activities of sugar beet industry in the said countries, describe and compare certain results of retrospective analysis of these industries development in the context of increasingly tougher regime of foreign trade restrictions.
Methods. The study draws on methods of analysis and synthesis, grouping and comparison, abstraction, generalization, and analogy. It employs the analysis of statistical data, using the methods of mathematical modeling, and systems analysis.
Results. The analysis of trends in the development of sugar beet industries in Russia and Ukraine enabled to describe the levels of provision of the population with sugar and confectionery, and the provision of the food and processing industry with sugar and by-products of its production.
Conclusions. At present, Russia has a real opportunity, to maintain a high level of consumption of sugar and confectionery by the population of the country; to provide sugar and by-products of its production to the food and processing industries; to increase the export of sugar beet products of the agro-industrial complex of Russia. The findings can be used in long-term planning of the Russian sugar beet industry development and in scientific research.

Keywords: food security, sanction, sugar beet industry, agro-industrial complex


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