According to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Ukrainian agricultural companies imported more than 66 KMT of seeds of staple cereal and oil crops in 2017, or 7% more than a year ago, reports UkrAgroConsult.
In particular, overall seed imports in 2017 were dominated by corn and sunflower, whose shares equaled 53% and 36%, respectively.
In 2017, Ukraine boosted mostly imports of barley and rape seeds (by 38 and 31%, respectively), while wheat purchases gained just 13% and corn imports increased 12%.
Only imports of sunflower planting seed remained relatively stable: almost 24 KMT was imported in 2017, or actually as much as in 2016. At the same time, soya seed imports slumped at once by 33%.
In particular, 12.5 MMT of wheat were exported (including milling wheat - more than 6.8 MMT, feed wheat - more than 5.6 MMT), barley - 3.9 MMT, corn - 8.3 MMT.