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Morning round-up, Monday February 10


* Ukraine’s APK-Inform said shipments of sunflower oil from seaports reached 2.112m tonnes so far for the 2019-20 season, up 59% from 2018-19’s 1.329m tonnes for the same period.


Exports for the week February 1-7 were at 67,000 tonnes, down from 76,000 tonnes the week before.



* The consultancy also reported that grain exports from sea ports reached 772,000 tonnes for the week February 1-7, down from 1.228m tonnes a week before.


Wheat exports for the week were at 152,000 tonnes and corn at 606,000 tonnes.


Grain exports have reached 36.4m tonnes so far for the season, up from 25m tonnes for the same period in 2018-19.




* Malaysia’s Palm Oil Board on Monday reported that stocks of the edible oil fell 12.7% in January from December to 1.76m tonnes.


Data from the board also showed that production in January dropped 12.6% to 1.17m tonnes, while exports slowed to 1.21m for the month, down 13.2% from December.




* China’s agriculture ministry has reported an outbreak of H5N6 bird flu on a poultry farm in Sichuan province.


The ministry said on Sunday that the disease killed 1,840 birds on the farm.


The remaining 657 were culled to contain the spread.



* Chief executive of Egypt’s Canal Sugar, Islam Salem said on Monday that the company will produce around 400,000 tonnes of sugar a year when it starts production in 2021.


He added that its sugar beet factory is scheduled to be completed this year and that Canal Sugar’s production capacity will grow to around 900,000 by 2023.



* Turkey on Friday announced that it has temporarily stopped imports of livestock and animal fat from China.


The country’s Health Minister, Fahrettin Koca said that the decision was taken because of China’s coronavirus outbreak.


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