Ukraine doubled sunseed exports in September


Sunseed exports totaled 2.9 KMT in September 2016 against 1.8 KMT in August 2016 and 1.4 KMT in September 2015, reports UkrAgroConsult. The downward trend in sunseed export deliveries was broken in the previous season of 2015/16. In the new season of 2016/17, Ukraine is expected to get a bumper harvest of sunseed, realize its export potential and ship at least 500 KMT of this commodity to foreign markets.

Sunseed was exported to over 20 countries in the first month of the new season of 2016/17. Traditionally, the bulk of this commodity went to European countries (over 50%), Moldova (14%), Turkey (8%). In addition, India boosted sunseed imports in September 2016: its share in Ukrainian exports of this crop expanded to 10% against 0.7% in MY 2015/16.



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