In new season volumes of Ukrainian sunflower seeds crush grew by 19%

20 February 2017

According to APK-Inform analysts in September-December Ukrainian enterprises processed about 5.4M tons of sunflower seeds, which is by 19% higher y-o-y, and is record-high volume of crush for the whole history of the industry. Also it is about 40% of total expected volume of sunflower seeds crush in current season.

Basing on official statistics figures total volume of sunflower seeds harvest in Ukraine in MY2016/17 made 13.6M tons the highest level in the history of industry in Ukraine (previous record was set in MY2015/16 with production of 11.2M tons). It is expected that total Ukrainian sunflower oil production in current season can reach 5.7M tons, export 5.2M tons. Production and export dynamics during last seasons are presented on the chart below:

Ukrainian sunflower oil production and export

During September-December Ukrainian sunflower oil export made 1.8M tons (+23% y-o-y).

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