Ukraine Oilseed Harvest Latest

Ukraine expects to harvest almost 9 MMT of oilseeds in 2009, including 6.1 MMT of sunflower, 1.9 MMT of rapeseed and almost a million tonnes of soybeans, say Ukroliyaprom.

Farmers sowed over 6 million hectares of oilseeds this year, say Ukroliyaprom, including 4.16 m ha of sunflower, 1.4 m ha of rapeseed and 600,000 ha of soybeans.

A rapeseed crop of 1.9 MMT would be down by more than a third on last season's bumper crop of 2.9 MMT. UkrAgroConsult peg this years crop at 1.85 MMT.