Global demand for high-oleic sunflower oil increases

Global demand for high-oleic sunflower oil increases
Since the beginning of the 2016/17 marketing year Vinnitsa Oil and Fat Plant has processed 57,000 tons of high-oleic sunflower seed.
This is 27% more than for the same period last year. Today our oil-crushing factories in Vinnitsa and Chernovtsy are able to jointly process 1.1 million tons of oilseeds per year. The company is planning to process 25,000 tons of high-oleic sunflower seeds in March. “Following the growing demand in the world market the Vinnitsa OFP increases production of unrefined high oleic oil,” states the enterprise director Dmytro Chalenko. “Our experts have implemented the process flow chart for deodorized high oleic sunflower oil production. The available equipment allows packing it in 1 and 5 l PET bottles.” Sunflower oil and meal are one of the most important items of the Ukrainian agricultural export. The share of these products in total 2016 export of goods from Ukraine reached 12%. Last season our farmers gathered an unprecedented sunflower harvest – 13.6 million tons. In the 2016/17 marketing year Ukraine has all chances to set a new record in production and export of sunflower oil. 5.2 million tons of the total 5.7 million tons of this product will be exported.