Ukraine exported 67,600 tons of sugar in June of the current marketing year (2017-2018 MY, September through August), up by 25% MoM, the National Association of Sugar Producers, Ukrtsukor, has reported.
“Large batches of sugar in June were shipped to Uzbekistan (51%) and Libya (35%), while smaller batches were exported to Azerbaijan (5%), Armenia and Georgia (3% each),” the head of the association’s analytical department Ruslana Butylo has said.
In the 10 months of the current MY (since September 2017) Ukrainian producers exported 501,000 tons of sugar, down by 32% YoY.
“This year sugar beet crops are sown on 280,000 hectares, down by 13% YoY. According to the Association forecasts, the production of sugar beets will decrease by approximately 10% and will fluctuate around 13.1 million tons, thus the production of sugar will be about 1.75 million tons,” the association said.
As reported, Ukraine in 2016-2017 MY increased sugar exports 6.8-fold YoY, 769,300 tons. (Interfax-Ukraine/Business World Magazine)