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AKIPRESS.COM - Uzbekistan banned import of Ukrainian sugar, threatening the loss of one of the nation’s main sugar markets, Kyev Post reported citing the National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine.
Ukraine exported 560,400 tons of sugar in 2017, almost 40 percent of which went to Uzbekistan worth $79 million.
“Over the past six months, the main importer of Ukrainian sugar was Uzbekistan, so we can say that now Ukraine is losing it’s main market,” said Ruslana Butylo, head of the analytical department at Ukrtsugar, the National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine.
The ban is part of a recent trade conflict between two countries, both former Soviet republics.