Turkey decreases its oilseed and vegoil import dependence

2017/11/29 22:50:06

Turkey is the world’s second largest sunseed importer.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By  UkrAgroConsult for Born2Invest, Nov 29, 2017

 

Turkey is a key player in the Black Sea market of sunseed and its products. In its pursuit to reduce the dependence not only on feedstock imports but also on foreign sunmeal and sunoil, the country draws the attention of both major Black Sea exporters (Russia and Ukraine) and minor ones (Bulgaria, Moldova, and Romania).

 

In the conditions of excessive crushing capacities and growing domestic demand for sunseed products, an important task for Turkey is stepping up sunseed production.

 

Over the last decade, the most successful for Turkish farmers was the 2013/14 season, when they managed not only to expand plantings to a record 690 Th ha, but also to get a nearly maximum yield of 2.03 MT/ha. As a result, the sunseed harvest hit an all-time high of 1.4 MMT.

 

Following a slump in MY 2014/15, sunflower planted acreage has recovered over the last three seasons and totaled 600 Th ha in 2016/17.

 

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