This year the sunflower crop was a record
As of November 29, the country’s agricultural enterprises harvested 14.6 million tons of sunflower from an area of 5.85 million ha, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Timofey Milovanov said on his Facebook page.
“Statistics of the day. Sunflower. Record. 14.6 million tons were harvested from an area of 5.85 million hectares, or 99% of the forecast with an average yield of 2.51 tons / ha,” the official said.
The representative of the economic department also added that in 2019, the yield of sunflower was 2.28 tons per hectare. Earlier, Milovanov predicted a sunflower crop at the level of 2018.
In the November USDA report, sunflower production in 2019/2020 MY in Ukraine was predicted in the region of 14.5 million tons.
According to Zerno On-Line, export prices for domestic sunflower seeds in the domestic market increased by $ 10 / ton, by the end of the reporting week, the order of prices was in the range of $ 340-350 / ton, FOB, deliveries in November-December. Growth continues, the reason is the strengthening of external supplies of vegetable oil and guaranteed demand for meal.
According to the USDA, the release of Ukrainian sunflower oil in 2019/2020 will amount to 5.906 million tons, and the meal will be about 6.149 million tons.
Since the beginning of the 2019/20 season, in comparison with the same period last year, the production of sunflower oil has grown by 6.4%.