According to APK-Inform figures, in the first half of 2018/19 MY Ukraine exported more than 78% of the general produced volumes of sunflower meal/cake — nearly 2.5 mln tonnes in physical terms (53% of the forecast for the season), while Russia — 783.4 thsd tonnes, up 17.7 thsd tonnes compared with the same period last year.
For 6 months of the current season, China became the key country-importer of Ukrainian sunflower meal, due to its acute need in purchasing of the products, in terms of the insufficient level of supply. So, Ukraine supplied the record volume of 0.6 mln tonnes of sunflower meal to China.
In turn, Russia did not significantly change the geography of foreign supplies of the product. Turkey still kept the leading position, while the country's share in the export structure of Russian sunflower meal decreased by almost 25% comparison with the first half of 2017/18 MY — to 221.8 thsd tonnes.
You can receive more detailed information about the rating of importers of the Ukrainian and Russian sunflower oil and meal from the topic "Ukraine and Russia on the global market of sunflower oil — strong leadership positions" in the weekly issue Agrimarket Weekly #16 dd. April 22, 2019.