Ukraine leads among soybean producing countries in Europe
Ukraine's share in the structure of soybean producing countries amounts to 45%. This was informed in a workshop Ukrainian soybean: organic and traditional at the exhibition Agro Spring 2018.
The structure of soybean producers in Europe in 2017/18 is as follows:
- Ukraine — 45%;
- European Russia — 19%;
- Italy — 11%;
- France — 5%;
- Romania — 5%;
- others — 15%.
According to the Donau Soja Association, the productivity of soybeans in Ukraine in 2013-2017 is on average 2.1 t/ha.
Among the European states, the highest yield of soybeans is in Slovenia (3.47 t/ha), Italy (3.15 t/ha), France (2.77 t/ha), Croatia (2.69 t/ha), and Germany (2.67 t/ha).