Ukraine. Sunseed processing stays at a near-record level


This season’s processing of sunseed stays at a near-record level, but sunoil production decreased to 2674.5 KMT that is down 8.6% from the most successful season of 2016/17 (2925.7 KMT).

Ukraine’s large and medium-sized crushers produced roughly 428 KMT of sunoil in February 2018. This is 1.7% less than in the previous month (434.4 KMT) and down 4.8% from February 2017 (448.5 KMT).

UkrAgroConsult forecasts sunoil production to fall by 10% compared to MY 2016/17.

UkrAgroConsult’s experts note that Ukrainian exporters shipped abroad more than 2.5 MMT of sunoil in September-February 2017/18, i.e. 5% less than at the same time last season. This season’s drop in sunseed crushing affects Ukraine’s sunoil export potential.



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