Sunflower oil deliveries to Iraq increased 3.2 times
In MY2017/18 (September-August), Ukraine exported more than 260 thou. tons of sunflower oil to Iraq, which is a 3.2 times higher volume than the previous season, APK-Inform writes.
The growing demand for raw sunflower oil from Iraq has become the main driver for shipments of Ukrainian products to the Middle East, since all key importing countries of the region, such as Iran, Turkey, the U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, on the contrary, have significantly reduced purchases of sunflower oil from Ukraine in MY2017/18.
The seaports of Ukraine in January-July 2018 provided for the transshipment of 3 193.89 thou. tons of vegetable oils, which is 281.45 thou. tons less than over the corresponding period last year.