Future policy options for EU beet production: quotas - yes or no?

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    Abstract

    Abolishment of EU sugar quotas will lead to lower sugar and sugar beet prices in the EU, leading to lower margins for farms. At the same time, expansion of sugar beet growing and processing in a quota-free situation can decrease fixed cost per ha of sugar beet and per kg of sugar, making both sugar beet growing and processing more efficient. Besides, lower sugar price levels will make Europe a more attractive continent for investments by sugar-based industries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBrussel
    PublisherEuropean Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies, Agriculture And Rural Development
    Number of pages38
    ISBN (Print)9789282339367
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameNote
    PublisherEuropean Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies, Agriculture And Rural Development
    No.Catalogue 32-12-470 EN-C

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    Smit, A. B., & Helming, J. F. M. (2012). Future policy options for EU beet production: quotas - yes or no? (Note; No. Catalogue 32-12-470 EN-C). Brussel: European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies, Agriculture And Rural Development.