In the Ukrainian storages, nearly 7 million tons of sunflower are kept
By December 1, 2017, about 6,75 million tons of sunflower are placed at the Ukrainian enterprises for processing and storage. This indicator is less by 870 thousand tons than last year’s – 7,6 million tons.
The largest supplies of sunflower are situated in Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Kharkiv and Odessa regions, and the smallest – in Transcarpathian, Lviv and Volynsk regions.
It is reported that for 11 months 2017, Ukraine has sold on foreign markets 67 thousand tons of sunflower with a total amount of $27,3 million. At all for this period, the harvest of sunflower seeds has made 11,1 million tons.
In last season of 2016-17, the record harvest of 14 million tons has been reaped. It became possible owing to increasing the sown areas for the sunflower harvest by 17%.
In 2017, the volume of production capacities for processing of oil-bearing crops was estimated at 21,4 million tons so there is a lot of enthusiasm for the growth of indicators.
The growth of sown areas in Ukraine continues: in 1990 culture grew in the area of 1,6 million hectares, in 1995 – in the area of 2 million hectares, for 2013 areas have exceeded 4 million hectares. In 2016, about 6,1 million hectares of the earth have been sowed. Similar dynamics are observed also in the gradual growth of the capacities for processing of oil-bearing and grain crops. The statistics can’t be exact in full as 20-30% of territories remain in the shadow.