May 22, 2012

 

Ukraine's oilseeds crop seen over 12 million tonnes

 

 

Ukraine will gather 12.48 million tonnes of the main varieties of oilseeds in 2012/13 MY, forecast Stepan Kapshuk, the General Director of "Ukroliyaprom".

 

In his opinion, rise in production will be owing to soy (2.6 million tonnes) and sunflower (8.7 million tonnes). Rapeseed production will reduce to 1.1-1.2 million tonnes.

 

The expert also expects rise in processing of soy and rapeseeds on the Ukrainian oil-fat enterprises the next season.

 

In the season-2012/13 production of sun oil in Ukraine is predicted at 3.5-3.6 million tonnes, exports - about three million tonnes.