Only Ukraine sunflower oil exports will allow launching factories – Ukroliyaprom

Source:  UkrAgroConsult
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Currently, 500 thousand tons of sunflower oil was blocked at factories and ports. At the same time, 200-250 thousand tons of sunflower oil per month continues.

Stepan Kapshuk, Director General of the Ukroliyaprom Association, announced this during a press conference “Problems of exporting agricultural products by rail”.

“Since the beginning of the war, sunflower exports have increased massively, a thousand times, and this is also correct, but I have always said that sunflower is not exported in the world. And as soon as Ukraine began to export it, the price dropped from UAH 20,000 to UAH 9,000. per ton. During the trip, 500 thousand tons of sunflower were taken out, which we could process. We have such an opportunity, our factories are located in non-occupied territories, but because of the possibility of implementation, they are expanding, and this is alarming,” notes Stepan Kapshuk.

In 27 days, only 82,000 tons of sunflower oil and 52,000 tons of meal were sent for export by rail. It imports sunflower oil, exports very little. Other sunflower oil was exported to India, China. Almost 50% of Ukrainian money went to China. The last route of 43 wagons of one company was never shipped.

“I was very surprised when Ukrzaliznytsia showed in the context of cargo that they ship grain, cement, ore, whatever. Where’s the sunflower oil? But it turns out that he doesn’t exist, ”comments Stepan Kapshuk.

No less problematic is the issue of meal. According to the expert, it is not in demand in Ukraine, although it is a food feed that can be used for fattening animals. Today, it is simply discarded.

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