In particular, exports of the Ukrainian beet sugar to the world markets grew four times compared to the previous year.
“The year 2016 was a record year by many figures. Thus, apart for a record number of 39 million tonnes of grain exports, there was the largest number of about 466 thousand tonnes of sugar exports over the whole history [of Ukraine’s independence]. Ukraine continues increasing its export potential and confirming world leadership,” Agricultural Policy and Food Minister Taras Kutovyi said.
In September-December of the current marketing year, Ukrainian sugar producers exported 344.1 thousand tonnes of sugar. Over these four months, Ukrainian sugar for the first time was exported to the markets in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Somalia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Macedonia, Sudan and China.