October USDA: sunflowerseeds production in Ukraine projected 0.5 mln t lower
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its October report put the projection for sunflowerseed production 2021/22 in Ukraine at 17 mln t, 0.5 mln lower on the September report.
Ukraine's sunflowerseed meal output projection for 2021/22 is also reduced to 6.83 mln t, 0.1 mln t down mth/mth (September report: 6.93 mln t). Sunflowerseed oil production is expected at 7.12 mln t (September report: 7.23 mln t).
The world sunflowerseed production in 2021/22 is projected in the October USDA report at 55.86 mln t, 0.92 mln t up on September projection. Sunflowerseed oil outturn is anticipated lower, at 21.79 mln t (September report: 22.1 mln t). The USDA projects the world sunflowerseed meal output in 2021/22 to fall to 23.2 mln t (September report: 23.6 mln t).
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Sunflowerseed and products output in the key producing countries in 2021/22:
|Country||Sunflowerseed, mln t||Sunflowerseed meal, mln t||Sunflowerseed oil, mln t|
Sunflowerseed production in the rest of producing countries is projected at 8.7 mln t, sunflowerseed oil at 2.63, sunflowerseed meal at 3.01 mln t.
As of 7 October, sunflower harvesting in Ukraine progressed to 8.75 mln t or 59% of the projected area. The crop yielded 2.27 t/ha on average.
In January-August 2021, crude sunflowerseed oil production in Ukraine totalled 2.52 mln t, 32.2% lower YoY.