In September-January of 2018/19 MY, Belarus reduced the purchases of sunflower meal from Ukraine by 27% compared with the same period last season — to 169 thsd tonnes. In the current season, the volumes decreased, mainly due to some changes in the priorities of Ukrainian exporters in the geography of the product shipments.
For 5 months of 2018/19 MY, the share of the Ukrainian product supplies on the domestic market of Belarus decreased to 77%, as opposed to 83% last season.
Belarusian buyers had to compensate the deficit with the growth of purchases of the Russian product, and as of January 2019 its share increased to 29%, against 15% in September 2018. Generally, for 5 months of the current season the share of Russian sunflower meal in the import structure increased to 23%, against 17% in the same period last MY.
You can receive more detailed information about the current condition of the Belarusian market of major oilseed meals from the topic "Market of oilseed meals in Belarus: downward trends" on APK-Inform web-site.