Kazakhstan stepping up sunflower oil exports

18 September, 2019 at 10:09

Sunflower oil exports from Kazakhstan in July 2018/19 were record high for this month, at 7.6 KMT, reports UkrAgroConsult.

This season’s exports (September-July 2018/19) hit a record high of 74.1 KMT (up 0.7% year-on-year).

China is the top importer (36% of total exports) despite a 15.7% drop in its purchases.

The list of importers includes 11 countries. In the 2018/19 season, Kazakhstan exported sunflower oil to the Netherlands for the first time ever, and the US and Belgium resumed purchases from the country;

Growth in exports was registered to Uzbekistan (+38%). A slowdown in exports was to the following countries: Afghanistan (-41%) and Tajikistan (-5%).