Unrefined sunflower oil: Ukraine's key producers in 2020/21

Oil crushing plants in Ukraine produced 4.7 mln t of unrefined sunflowerseed oil in the 2020/21(September 2020-August 2021) season, Ukroilprom Association reports.

European Transport Stevedoring Company, a Bunge Ukraine subsidiary, produced the highest volume of crude sunflower oil which corresponds to an 8.5% market share in the reporting period.

Top 15 sunflowerseed oil crushing facilities in Ukraine in 2020/21 by market share:

  1. European Transport Stevedoring Company (Bunge Ukraine): 8.5%
  2. Optimus Agro Trade: 6.5%
  3. Prydniprovsky Oil Crushing Plant (Kernel): 5.5%
  4. Ukrainian Black Sea Industry (Kernel): 5.2%
  5. ADM-Illichivsk: 4.8%
  6. Vinnytsia Oil and Fat Production Plant (ViOil): 4.6%
  7. Poltava Oil Crushing Plant (Kernel): 4.5%
  8. Bandursky Oil Extraction Plant (Kernel): 4.4%
  9. Dnipropetrovsk Oil Extraction Plant (Bunge): 4%
  10. Kropyvnytskyi OEP (Kernel): 3.8%
  11. Cargill: 3.2%
  12. Pology OEP: 2.9%
  13. Allseeds Black Sea (Allseeds): 2.7%
  14. Satellit OEP (COFCO Agri Resources Ukraine): 2.6%

Crushing plants in Ukraine finalized the 2020/21 season ahead of schedule. Refined sunflower oil production made up 745.3 thou. t in 2020/21.

Kernel chose to switch to rapeseed processing in Q1 FY2022 as a result of weak supply of sunflowerseeds to fully utilize its capacities.

As of 21 October, sunflower harvesting in Ukraine was completed on 83% of the area.


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