Ukrainian crushers maintain a record pace of soybean oil production


Soybean oil production by Ukraine’s large and medium-sized crushers amounted to 17.3 KMT in February 2018. This is down 9% from the previous month (19.1 KMT) but up 19% from February 2017 (14.5 KMT).

Overall, 98 KMT of soybean oil was produced earlier in the 2017/18 season (September-February) – its output increased 23% on the year and set a new record for this period, report UkrAgroConsult’s analysts.

UkrAgroConsult predicts that 2017/18 soybean oil production will total at least 174-175 KMT.

Despite of an increase in crushing, soybean exports from Ukraine hit a 10-year high in the first half of the 2017/18 season, reports UkrAgroConsult. Total Ukrainian soybean shipments to foreign markets were 5% more than last year and amounted to almost 2MMT. Import demand for Ukrainian soybean was seen from European countries (+3%), Turkey as well as from Iran.

More information on oilseed crops and vegetable oils market developments in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Vegoils" by UkrAgroConsult.

Further prospects of the Black Sea oilseeds/vegoils market will be discussed at the VI International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade”, which will take place on September 20, 2018 in Hilton hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.

Annual International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade” – is an effective platform for networking with oilseed industry operators and discussion of the latest drivers in oilseed and vegoil sector of Ukraine and Black Sea region.

Growing role of Black Sea countries and rising demand for high-quality information and analysis determine significance and importance of “Black Sea Oil Trade” Conference which is entirely devoted to oil and fat sector.

In 2017 International Conference «Black Sea Oil Trade» attracted 250 delegates from 25 countries and 150 companies. Conference participants are usually represented by producers and crushers of oilseeds, traders, enterprises for deep processing of vegetable oils, investment companies, banks, law, shipping, brokerage, insurance and surveyor companies.



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