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Ukraine, the world’s top exporter of sunflower oil, increased its seaborne exports of the commodity by around 63% so far in the 2019/20 season, preliminary data from the APK-Inform consultancy showed on Monday.

Seaport exports of sunflower oil totaled 2.483 million tonnes so far in the 2019/20 season, which runs from August to September, up from 1.521 million tonnes in the same period the previous season, Reuters reports citing the consultancy.

Exports fell to 46,000 tonnes in the week of February 22-28, from 200,000 tonnes a week earlier, the consultancy said.

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Ukraine exported 6.063 million tonnes of sunflower oil in the previous crop season in 2018-19, according to the Ukrainian sunflower oil producers' association.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine in 2019 updated its historical record of agri-exports, having supplied to foreign markets agricultural products worth US$22.4 billion, which was almost 20% up from 2018.