Sunflowerseed has remained the most profitable agricultural crop in Ukraine during last three years. Also profitability of soybeans sharply increased last year to 52%

Profitability and Area Planted under Main Agricultural Crops in Ukraine (thousand hectares, %, Calendar Years)

1995

2000

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Grains& Pulses Area

14,152

13,646

15,115

15,636

15,837

15,090

15,724

15,449

16,210

14,801

14,739

14,401

Grains& Pulses Prof.

86%

65%

29%

16%

7%

14%

26%

15%

2%

26%

43%

38%

Soybean Area

25

65

671

559

644

1,076

1,134

1,476

1,370

1,806

2,158

1,869

Soybean Prof.

-

-

-

1%

34%

16%

24%

23%

33%

35%

38%

52%

Sunflower Area

2,020

2,943

3,604

4,306

4,232

4,572

4,739

5,194

5,051

5,257

5,105

6,087

Sunflower Seed Prof.

171%

52%

76%

18%

41%

65%

57%

46%

28%

37%

80%

62%

Rapeseed Area

49

214

891

1,412

1,060

907

870

566

1,017

882

682

455

Rapeseed Prof.

-

-

-

51%

24%

27%

32%

21%

9%

29%

44%

45%

Sugar Beets Area

1,475

856

610

380

322

501

532

458

280

331

237

292

Sugar Beets Prof.

31%

6%

-11%

7%

37%

17%

37%

16%

3%

18%

27%

24%