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Amid Russian invasion, Ukraine's 2022 sunseed harvest likely to plunge 42%

Ukraine's 2022 sunflower seed harvest could decrease by 42% to 9.6 million tonnes due to a sharp decrease in the sowing areas following Russia's invasion

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Reuters Lviv, Ukraine
Ukraine's 2022 sunflower seed harvest could decrease by 42% to 9.6 million tonnes due to a sharp decrease in the sowing areas following Russia's invasion, APK-Inform agriculture consultancy said late Wednesday.
 
Ukraine is the world's largest sunflower seed grower and sunflower oil exporter.
 
APK-Inform said the 2022 sowing area under sunflowers may fall to a minimum level for 13 years, amounting to about 4.2 million to 4.4 million hectares, or 35% down versus 2021 levels.

"This reduction is due to the fact that much of the battles in the country are concentrated in the main regions of sunflower cultivation," the

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 1:31 PM IST

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