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Sunflower seeds: chaotic situation persists

SOFIA/CHISINAU. There is still no sign of relaxation in the sunflower seed market. Prices at a high level, with many suppliers being reluctant to offer.


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Harvest dates
Next harvest dates for Sunflower kernels
Country
Start of harvest
Iran
7/1/21
Iraq
7/1/21
Tunisia
7/1/21
Somalia
7/30/21
China
8/1/21
Czech Republic
8/1/21
Greece
8/1/21
Italy
8/1/21
Portugal
8/1/21
Slovakia
8/1/21
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Crop sizes

Crop sizes for Sunflower kernels
Country
Year
Crop size
Ukraine
2019
15,260,430 mt
Russia
2019
15,097,148 mt
Argentina
2019
3,825,750 mt
Romania
2019
3,489,440 mt
China
2019
3,250,000 mt
Turkey
2019
2,136,978 mt
Bulgaria
2019
1,914,070 mt
Hungary
2019
1,708,730 mt
France
2019
1,298,840 mt
Tanzania
2019
930,000 mt
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