Russian Federation is being the top country by sugar beet in the world. As of 2014, sugar beet in Russian Federation was 905,406 ha that accounts for 20.25 % of the world's sugar beet. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, France, Germany, and Ukraine) account for 55.44 % of it. The world's total sugar beet was estimated at 4.47 million ha in 2014.
Beta vulgaris var. altissima. In some producing countries, marginal quantities are consumed, either directly as food or in the preparation of jams.