Decline in shipments to Austria and Russia
November witnessed a drastic decline in shipments to the Czech Republic's main export destinations. Shipments to Austria and Russia declined by as much as 20% to 656 mt and 634 mt respectively in annual comparison. Shipments to Poland (+63% to 312 mt), Germany (+50% to 309 mt) and Slovakia (+16% to 263 mt) are, by contrast, up. Total November exports have only declined nominally by 6% to 2,474 mt.
The Czech Republic has shipped 8,975 mt of poppy seeds overseas since the start of the season, a 5% decline on the same