TOP-10 of Russian holdings-processors of sunflower seed in 2016

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APK-Inform

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To date, sunflower seed is one of the most claimed agricultural crops in Russia. In 2016/17 MY, agrarians managed to harvest record volumes of the oilseed - 11 mln tonnes (up 16.1% compared with the season-2015/16). In addition, every year the country continues launching new plants for processing of sunflower seed. So, in 2016 the general processing capacities of sunflower raw material in the country increased by almost 5 thsd tonnes/day, due to launching of new enterprises, which really changed the rating of Russian large-scale oilseed processors.

 

TOP-10 of Russian holdings-processors of sunflower seed *

 

2015

2016

#

Company name

Capacities, tonnes/day

Company name

Capacities, tonnes/day

1

Yug Rusi

7295

Yug Rusi

7295

2

Solnechnye produkty

4400

Solnechnye produkty

4400

3

Nefis

3000

EFKO

3700

4

EFKO

2400

Nefis

3000

5

NMGK Group

2320

ASTON

2200

6

ASTON

2200

Chernozemye

2000

7

Bunge CIS

1600

Cargill

1950

8

Blago

1500

NMGK Group

1900

9

Ug Sibiri

1500

Bunge CIS

1600

10

Rusagro Group

1250

Blago, Ug Sibiri

1500

* The rating covers nameplate capacities of the plants only

Source: APK-Inform Agency

 

First position 

In 2016, the Group of Companies Yug Rusi continued taking the honourable first position in the rating. The holding includes nine oilseed processing enterprises. It should be noted that the plants are mainly located in the Southern and Central Federal Districts of Russia. The general daily processing capacities of sunflower seed at the enterprises totaled almost 7`300 tonnes/day.

Second position

Since 2014, the holding Solnechnye produkty confidently took the leading positions in the rating of companies-processors of sunflower seed, and in 2016 Solnechnye produkty took the second position. The holding structure includes three processing enterprises: Atkarsk Oil Extraction Plant, Armavirsky Oil and Fat Complex, and Balakovo Oil Extraction Plant.

 Third position

Last year, EFKO Group of companies moved to the third position in the rating due to the fact that it rented a plant in Krasnodar Krai - Kuban company Elite-Maslo. So, the general daily processing capacities of sunflower seed reached 3`700 tonnes (EFKO (Belgorod oblast), Taman Oilseed Processing Plant and Elite-Maslo (Krasnodar Krai)).

 Fourth position 

Nefis Group, which includes JSC Kazan oil extraction plant, moved to the fourth position in the rating. The enterprise specializes not only on processing of sunflower seed, but also on working with rapeseed. The daily processing capacities of the plant total 3`000 tonnes of raw materials.

 Fifth position

The company ASTON closed the TOP-5 of leaders of sunflower seed processing. The company owns two plants located in Rostov oblast - Millerovo and Morozovsk branches. The oilseed processing capacities of the company totaled 2`200 tonnes/day.

 Sixth position

In 2016, a new company TH Chernozemye (Lipetsk oblast) came to the TOP-10 of oilseed processors. The company completed construction of its plant for sunflower seed processing in 2015. However, in 2016 Chernozemye did not provide any official opening of the enterprise. Despite the fact that last year the plant still provided startup and commissioning works, the company continued selling its products not only on the domestic market, but also for exports.

 Seventh position 

The company Cargill, with its new enterprise Novoanninsky Oil Extraction Plant (Volgograd oblast), took the seventh position in the rating of the largest oilseed processors in Russia. At the end of 2015, the plant was completely ready for commissioning. We should note that in 2016, the enterprise mainly realized various startup and commissioning works. The nameplate capacities of the plant for sunflower seed processing totaled nearly 1`950 tonnes/day.

 Eighth position 

NMGK Group took the eighth position in the rating. After decommissioning of one of the plants (Orenburg Oil Extraction Plant) in 2015, the general processing capacities of oilseed raw materials decreased to 1`900 tonnes/day (Uryupinsk Oil Extraction Plant and Sorochinsk Uryupinsk Oil Extraction Plant).

Ninth position 

The company Bunge CIS took the ninth position in the rating of Russian largest oilseed processors. The plant for sunflower seed processing is located in Voronezh oblast, and its capacities totaled 1`600 tonnes of raw materials per day.

 Tenth position

Two companies - the group of companies Blago and the company Ug Sibiri - took the tenth position in the rating of sunflower seed processors.

The structure of Blago Group includes two oilseed processing plants - Armavir Oil Processing Plant (Krasnodar Krai) and Verkhnyaya Khava Oil Extraction Plant (Voronezh oblast). The general processing capacities of two enterprises totaled 1`500 tonnes/day.

The company Ug Sibiri owns three oil extraction plants, which general processing capacities reached nearly 1`500 tonnes of sunflower seed per day. All plants are located in Altai Krai. We should note that the enterprises are able to process not only sunflower seed, but also rapeseed and soybean raw materials.

 So, the reporting companies in the TOP-10 are able to process nearly 9.8 mln tonnes of sunflower seed per year. It should be noted that there are nearly 20 plants in the country with oilseed processing capacities within the range of 500-1`200 tonnes/day, or 160-380 thsd tonnes per year. Therefore, in terms when all 20 plants process at least 500 tonnes/day, the annual processing volumes will total at least 3.2 mln tonnes of sunflower seed. Nearly 60 plants in the country can process 100-480 tonnes of raw materials per day. In other words, the reporting plants will process at least 2.2 mln tonnes per year. According to the same calculations, the plants with average processing capacities at nearly 100 tonnes/day, will be able to process nearly 1.5 mln tonnes of sunflower seed per year. Thus, the total supply of sunflower seed in the country should not be less than 17 mln tonnes, in order to provide 100% loading of processing capacities for all companies-processors.

According to the first forecasts of APK-Inform analysts, in 2017 the harvest volumes of sunflower seed in Russia will decline to 9.9 mln tonnes, due to reduction of the oilseed planted areas, and in terms of the average annual yield for three recent years.

 

Anna Skotar, APK-Inform Agency

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