Ukraine doubles sunseed exports – UkrAgroConsult
Ukraine exported 176,700 tonnes of sunseed in the first eight months of 2016/17 season (September 2016 – April 2017) that is already more than twice as much as for the whole last season (82,600 tonnes was shipped abroad in MY 2015/16), according to UkrAgroConsult.
This is the largest volume since 2011/12 season when 281,700 tonnes of Ukrainian sunseed was supplied to foreign markets, reports UkrAgroConsult.
The European Union and Turkey continue to be the main end markets for Ukrainian sunseed.
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Turkey also restores imports of sunseed from Ukraine. 43,000 tonnes of this commodity was shipped to Turkey from the country in the period under review, or two and a half times more than exported there for the whole last season (16,600 tonnes in MY 2015/16).