In March, Russia increased production of crude sunflower oil by 10% compared to the previous month to 555 thsd tonnes. However, it was lower by 12% compared to March 2020, APK-Inform says.
Production of sunflower oil grew seasonally in March due to higher supply of sunflower seed from farmers ahead of the planting campaign and higher export activity on the market of oil.
Russia produced 3.7 mln tonnes of sunflower oil in September-March, down by 8% compared to the same period of the last season. It is 66% of the production potential for the current MY forecasted by APK-Inform.