Refined sunflower oil shipment from Ukraine hit a monthly record high

Infographic guide Ukrainian Agribusiness 2018/19


In December 2019, the export of refined sunflower oil from Ukraine equalled 70 thou. t thus reaching a record high monthly volume of the shipment, the APK-Inform consultancy writes.

This indicator is 20% higher from November result and is 65% above the exported volume in December 2018.

As reported, since the start of 2019/20 (September-December), Ukraine shipped more than 200 thou. t of refined sunflower oil, 40% more from the prior-year period. This indicator is the absolute maximum so far.

Export of refined product account for 10% of the total shipment volume of sunflower oil from Ukraine.

Key importers in the period are as followed:

  • the Middle East countries — 26% of supplies;
  • Europe — 26%;
  • Asia — 21%;
  • Africa — 10%.

Vegetable oil industry in Ukraine (click for full resolution)

According to Deputy Economic Development and Trade Minister of Ukraine Sergiy Nikolaychuk, Ukraine preserves its top positions in terms of sunflowerseed and sunflower oil production.

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