In 2011 Ukraine increased sowing areas under high-oleic sunflower

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In 2011, Ukraine significantly increased sowing areas under high-oleic sunflower, declared Angelica Berezhko, representative of JSC Kiev Margarine Plant, on November 25 at the conference "Fat-and-Oil Industry – 2011".

According to her, in 2010 in Ukraine the sowing areas under high-oleic sunflower totaled 70-80 thsd ha. In 2011 the index increased to the level of almost 400 thsd ha.

While speaking about the prospects of the market of bottled high-oleic oil in Ukraine for the following 3 years, the expert pointed out that the product may cover 10-15% of the market of olive oil in the country.

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