Sunflower production forecast for Ukraine left unchanged by USDA

USDA experts left unchanged the forecast for sunflower production in Ukraine in the 2020/21 season. In the December report, sunflower production remains at 14 mln t.

Sunflower meal and oil production are also expected at the previous report's levels respectively 5.72 and 5.96 mln t.

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

Sunflower harvest projection in 2020/21 for the largest producing countries:

  • Ukraine: 14 mln t
  • Russia: 13 mln t
  • EU: 9.2 mln t, 0.1 mln t
  • Argentina: 2.9 mln t, 0.1 mln t
  • Turkey: 1.56 mln t

Learn more: TOP 10 Sunflower Producing Countries in 2019

The USDA report indicates that the world sunflower production is expected at 49.46 mln t compared to 54.96 mln t in 2019/20, sunflower meal at 20.71 mln t vs. 22.3 mln t in 2019/20. In addition, the world sunflower oil production is expected to come to 19.27 mln t, down 2.23 mln t from 2019/20 (21.5 mln t).

Vegetable oil industry in Ukraine (click for full resolution)

The EU countries have enhanced sunflowerseeds import since the start of 2020/21 to 527.41 thou. t, 84% more YoY. In the period July-December 2019, Member States imported 286.2 thou. t of sunflower.

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