Analysis of rapeseed and its processed products exports shows typical reduction of rapeseed supply to foreign markets in favor of its processed products export shipments – rapeseed meal and rapeseed oil. This is evidenced by rapeseed crushing increase in the country. For instance, in the 2015/2016 marketing year the share of crushed rapeseed in total production reached 20.2%, providing with additional reserves for Ukrainian goods to enter new markets.
In the 2015/2016 season rapeseed processed products export shipments set a new record. Rapeseed meal exports increased to 170.0 KMT compared with 127.9 KMT in the previous season, rapeseed oil – to 154.9 KMT compared to 111.6 KMT.
Over the past three seasons rapeseed oil exports geography has been extended to the east. If in the 2013/2014 season EU countries were the main, if not the only importers of Ukrainian rapeseed oil, in 2015/2016 China with a share of more than 26% of total exports, India – 8.7% and Malaysia 2.8% were among the largest buyers. Besides, EU countries increased imports of Ukrainian rapeseed oil from 55.6 KMT, or 50% of total. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)