Sunflowerseed export shipment from Ukraine up a quarter in 5M 2021

Sunflowerseed export from Ukraine in January-May 2021 came to 39.99 thou. t, 26% more YoY (Jan-May 2020: 31.8 thou. t), the State Customs Service data show.

The dollar value worth of sunflowerseeds exported reached USD 19.37 mln, 54% higher from the prior-year period (Jan-May 2020: USD 12.3 mln).

The major sunflowerseeds importing countries:

  • Turkey: USD 10.71 mln, 55.3% of the total volume exported
  • Bulgaria: USD 1.82 mln, 9.4%
  • Germany: USD 1.3 mln, 6.7%
  • Finland: USD 933.9 thou., 4.8%
  • Moldova: USD 894.44 thou., 4.6%

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

Sunflower import to Ukraine in the reporting period stood at 18.17 thou. t worth USD 197.5 mln. Sunseeds were supplied by Turkey (USD 63.7 mln), the U.S.A. (USD 62.7 mln), France (USD 29.6 mln).

Learn more: TOP 10 Sunflower Producing Countries in 2019

The Economy Ministry of Ukraine suggested limiting sunflower export from the country.

As of June 24, sunflower sowing in Ukraine was 101% complete on 6.48 mln ha.

In 2020, sunflower production in Ukraine totalled 13.1 mln t on 6.4 mln ha using the average yield of 2.06 t/ha.

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