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From the beginning of 2012/2013 marketing year, Ukraine exported sunflower oil for $2 billion, having supplied to foreign markets more than 1.7 million tons, which is 26% more than in the same period of the previous marketing year.
This was stated by the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Mykola Prysiazhniuk, the Ministry’s press service informs, Ukrinform reports.
"In the current marketing year, Ukraine ranks the world's first in terms of trade in sunflower oil. And this is 50% of the global market. That is, it is possible to say that each second liter of sunflower oil sold in the world was produced in Ukraine. Overall, since the beginning of the current MY, Ukraine has put out two million tons of this product, and approximately 80% of this amount was sent to foreign markets," he said.
According to Prysiazhniuk, domestic manufacturers are actively expanding the geography of sunflower oil exports. Thus, today's main importing countries are India - 30%, Egypt - 16%, EU - 16-18% and Turkey - 11%. The deliveries of this product to China and Iran are also increasing.