Oilseeds market weekly report: Russia & Ukraine (03/20/2006 - 03/26/2006)




Russian domestic market situation

Sunflower seeds continued bullish trend

Crude sunflower oil supply on the domestic market was low

Meal market seen stable

Ukrainian domestic market situation

High local demand on sunseeds stimulates increase in prices.

Crude sunoil market was seen bullish.

The situation on domestic sunmeal market has become critical due to ban on Ukrainian sunmeal imports introduced by Belarus. Crushers in the Eastern Ukraine are reporting lack of storage facilities for sunmeal produced. Some plants will probably stop operations in the nearest future.

Export market situation (Russia + Ukraine)

Russian export market of oilseeds and product remains active due to low prices which are still attractive for buyers.

Crude sunoil market situation in Ukrainian ports remains stable.

Sunmeal trade in Ukraine on DAF basis remains slow

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