“Ukraine and Russia met about 60% of the world’s demand for sunflower oil before the conflict”
The situation in Ukraine has caused one of the most serious food crises since World War II. Europe has already limited the sale of sunflower oil, and Indonesia – the export of palm oil, writes one of the largest Turkish newspapers freedom. The authors see two reasons for the problem.
At the same time, the authors name climate change, the coronavirus epidemic and the Ukrainian-Russian crisis as the reasons for the shortage of sunflower oil.
“Ukraine I Russia before conflict satisfied around 60% world needs in sunflower oil. That fact, what from–behind combat action supplies from Ukraine not carried out, a also probability Togo, what in this year sow agricultural land not succeed, aggravate a crisis more more”, writes Hurriyet.
What’s happening now:
– In the UK, many grocery stores have introduced restrictions on the sale of sunflower oil to one person. The same is true in Spain and Italy.
– In Germany, photos of empty shelves are circulating on social networks.
– The shortage of sunflower oil is felt even in Zimbabwe, where prices have doubled.
The shortage of this oil in the world led to an increase in prices for other edible oils.
“Indonesia, providing 60% world production palm oils I consuming third this volume, experiencing deficit food oils, insofar as manufacturers from–behind growth prices on the world markets apply to foreign supplies”– according to the Turkish edition.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said that exports have been stopped for the sake of stability in the country, noting: “A priority – 270 million our citizens”.
The sunflower oil crisis is also being felt in Turkey. The question arises about the own production of this product.
“Even if the global crisis subsides, it is equally important to continue to support domestic producers,” – says the author freedom.
The world is trying to predict when this crisis will end. In their forecasts, international experts pay attention to the post-harvest period in the northern hemisphere, that is, at the end of summer – the beginning of autumn.
“However on the This also affect many factors, such as climatic conditions, answers on the questions about volume, will end whether military conflict, will whether farmers realize sowing before face possible fall prices, a also productivity”,
concludes the Turkish edition.
sob. corr. FSK
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