KYIV: Ukraine, the world's major exporter of sunflower oil, increased sunoil shipments by 10% to 5.7 million tonnes in the first 11 months of the 2019/20 season, analyst APK-Inform said on Saturday.
Ukraine exported 588,200 tonnes of the commodity in June, the consultancy said in a report.
APK-Inform has forecast Ukraine will produce 6.7 million tonnes of sunoil in the 2019/20 season and may increase output to nearly 6.9 million tonnes in 2020/21 due to a higher sunflower seed harvest.
Ukraine is likely to export 6.3 million tonnes of sunoil in 2019/20, APK-Inform estimated.
Ukraine exported 6.063 million tonnes of sunflower oil in the previous crop season, the country's producer association said.