Romania is a key EU sunseed exporter to the third countries


Romanian farmers are getting more and more interested in oilseed crops, devoting less acreage to grain crops. Thus, in 2017/18 MY grain crop area (wheat, corn, barley) was 6% lower than 5-year average.

In 2017/18 major part in oilseed sowing area structure was traditionally given to sunseed. In 2017/18 Romania remained the largest producer of sunseed among other EU countries. In 2016/17 the country almost shared first place with Hungary, which gathered 1893 KMT due to favorable weather conditions and optimal amount of precipitations during summer. In 2017 the share of Romania in total production of EU sunseed grew to 25% against 23% in 2016.

In terms of exports, Romania is responsible for 42% in the total sunseed supplies to EU market (in 2016/17), which makes the country quite important market player in the bloc, reports UkrAgroConsult.

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