By the end of the calendar year Ukrainian sugar company exported 250 thousand tons of sugar. Among the main export countries Georgia, Israel, Azerbaijan, and Hong Kong and other Asian countries, the press service of the Association Ukrtsukor.
Low wholesale price, bordering on the level of costs and excess production of sugar forced the company to actively seek new markets, said in the Association. August 11-15, company representatives of Svarog West Group AF and Dawn took part in the largest exhibition in the Asian region – Hong Kong Food Expo. The organizer of the stand of Ukrainian food made by the Council for food exports (Ukrainian Food Export Board).
The Association has repeatedly requested to increase the quota for sugar exports to the EU by 15 times, up to 300 thousand tons, instead of the existing 20 tonnes, reminded the Association.
This year in Ukraine sown area of sugar beet amounted to 284 thousand ha, compared with the previous year by almost 30%. According to experts, the projected harvest will be close to 13 million tons.
Quotas for production of white sugar received 44 of the plant, a new marketing year (September-October 2016-2017)will bring about 2 million tons of sugar. Bridging the remains of sugar at the end of the current marketing year is estimated by the Association of more than 300 thousand tons.
The Association also recalled that the sugar company has repeatedly appealed to the government for consideration of the cancellation of price regulation (bill No. 4532 from 27.04.2016.