Poppy seed exports range as low as 18,809 mt
The Czech Republic exported a total of 18,809 mt of poppy seeds in 2019/2020. Although exports have risen by 27% as compared with last year, they, nevertheless range 11.5% below the 5-year moving average of 21,256 mt. Russia is the most important export destination. The volumes shipped to Russia have nearly approached levels seen prior to 2018/2019, but still range 1,000 mt below shipments in 2018/2019. Shipments to Austria, by contrast, range well above average at 4,481 mt.