Turkey preserves the status of key importer of Ukrainian sunflower seeds

In January-October 2019, 73.25 thou. t of sunflower seeds for the amount of USD 30.3 mln were exported from Ukraine.

Under the data of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the key importers in the reporting period are as followed:

  • Turkey — USD 14.5 mln (47.87%);
  • the Netherlands — USD 2.44 mln (8.04%);
  • Finland — USD 1.63 mln (5.39%);
  • other countries — USD 11.73 mln (38.71%).

Infographic guide Ukrainian Agribusiness 2018/19


As of November 20th, harvesting of sunflower in Ukraine was conducted on 5.81 mln ha or 99% of the areas. The crop reached 14.5 mln t using the average yield of 2.5 t/ha (2018: 2.28 t/ha).

Previously reported that in 2018 Ukrainian agricultural producers received the average profitability of sunflower and soybean production at a 5-year minimum level — 32.5% and 21%, respectively.

Sunflower production in Ukraine and worldwide (click for full resolution)

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