In the current season, the EU countries still keep the first position in the rating of importers of Ukrainian sunflower oil, overtaking countries of South Asia and the Middle East.
In September-June period of 2015/2016 MY Ukraine supplied 1.23 million tons of the product to the EU, up almost 3 times compared with the same period last year.
In 2015/2016 MY, Spain became the key European importer of Ukrainian sunflower oil, purchasing 343 thousand tons against 138 thousand tons in the previous season. The Netherlands imported 336 thousand tons of the product (124 thousand tons), Italy – 245 thousand tons (135 thousand tons), and France – 151 thousand tons (33 thousand tons). The reporting countries took their positions in the TOP-10 of importers within the range of 3-6, while in 2014/2015 MY Spain reached the 5th position, Italy and the Netherlands – the 7th and 8th respectively, and France – the 17th only.
India still remains the traditional leader of the sunflower oil imports from Ukraine – 1.19 million tons (1.35 million tons), and China occupies the second position – 0.52 million tons (0.45 million tons). (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)