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Mustard seeds: experts predict massive losses

April 13, 2022 at 9:29 AM , Der AUDITOR
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BRUSSELS/KYIV. The experts at APK-Inform have tried to make a forecast for Ukrainian oilseed production for the current year. Significant deficits are to be expected in mustard seed production in particular. Last year, mustard seed shipments from Ukraine to the EU had already declined.

EU imported 30% less from Ukraine

After Russia and Canada, Ukraine is the most important mustard seed supplier for EU countries. In total, the EU imported 1401,327 mt of mustard seeds from third countries in 2021, around 14% less than in the previous year. In particular, shipments from Russia (-22% to 41,304 mt), Ukraine (-31% to 12,012 mt) and Kazakhstan (-40% to 1,870 mt) declined, while imports from Canada (-1.9% to 29,131 mt) remained relatively stable despite the worst mustard seed crop in the last 40 years.

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