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U.S. Sunflower Oil Exports

Sunflower oil is the preferred oil in most of Europe, East Europe, Russia, Mexico, countries along the Mediterranean and several South American countries. U.S. sunflower oil exporters can deliver three types of sunflower oil: NuSun, Linoleic and High Oleic sunflower oil.
    NuSun® is a mid-range oleic, 65 percent (monounsaturated) sunflower oil. It needs no hydrogenation and has a 9 percent saturated fat level. NuSun® is extremely functional for frying applications and has a good balance of linoleic acid - an essential fatty acid that enhances the taste of products.

    Linoleic sunflower oil has about 69 percent polyunsaturated fat, 20 percent monounsaturated fat and 11 percent saturated fat. Linoleic sunflower oil is excellent cooking oil with a neutral taste. This enhances the taste of food rather than overpowering it.

    High Oleic sunflower oil has 80 percent or more oleic (monounsaturated) acid. This unique oil has many specialty applications.



U.S. Sunflower Oil Exports Table




Oil Exports
(October-September/Metric Tons)
Country 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/2013 Oct 13/June 14
Canada 60,099 77,071 27,992 15,101 13,995 15,178 11,753
Japan 4,584 8,118 4,144 3,983 999 1,106 2,366
Mexico 3,587 2,458 10,398 5,056 478 8,343 3,623
Taiwan 157 195 12,819 103 174 313 43
Costa Rica 0 4 521 1,120 277 413 368
Singapore 4,205 1,990 0 45 32 312 134
South Korea 30 4 52 112 36 998 872
Tunisia
0 0 1,800 0 0 0 0
Saudi Arabia 0 0 2,500 0 6 0 5
South Africa 0 0 39 10,000 0 0 0
Belgium 2,304 6 2 347 553 3 0
Chile 1,176 79 0 16 2 16 24
Egypt 0 0 15,500 0 0 0 0
India 0 0 11,768 0 1 7 9
Other 543 915 10,139 2,148 2,655 2,642 2,207
Total 76,685 90,840 97,674 38,031 19,208 29,331 21,404


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