"In June 2018, 67.6 thousand tonnes of sugar were exported, which is 25% more compared with the previous month,” reads the report.
The main deliveries of sugar were made to Uzbekistan (51%) and Libya (35%). Also, Ukrainian sugar was exported to Azerbaijan (5%), Armenia (3%) and Georgia (3%).
Over the past ten months of the current marketing year, Ukrainian producers exported 501.0 thousand tonnes of sugar, which is 32% less than in the same period last year.
The association also reported that the current acreage under sugar beet makes up 280 thousand hectares, which is 13% less than last year.
According to the association’s forecasts, the production of sugar beet will decrease by approximately 10% and will fluctuate within 13.1 million tonnes. Accordingly, sugar production will be about 1.75 million tonnes. About 40 sugar plants will operate during the current season.