Photo from UNIAN The National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine (NASPU) Ukrtsukor says sugar exports from Ukraine in May 2019 grew by almost 30% from April 2019, to 41,300 tonnes. Read alsoAreas under sugar beet crops in Ukraine may shrink by quarter in 2019 "In May this marketing year [MY], Ukrainian producers exported 41,300 tonnes of sugar, which was almost 30% up against April," the Association&#39;s press service said on June 12. Azerbaijan remained a key importer of Ukrainian sugar in May with shipments accounting for almost a third, or 29%, of all deliveries in the fifth month. Shares of Turkey and Tajikistan were 17% and 16%, respectively, the press service said, referring to Deputy Chair of Ukrtsukor&#39;s Board Ruslana Butylo. From September 2018 to May 2019, Ukrainian producers shipped 378,200 tonnes of sugar abroad, which was 13% down year-over-year, it said. As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine in January used its quota for duty-free exports of sugar to the European Union for 2019. The country in MY 2017-2018 cut sugar exports by 27%, to 564,000 tonnes. Ukrainian enterprises reduced sugar production by 15% during the sugar refining season of MY 2018-2019, to 1.7 million tonnes.