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Sunflower seed kernels: Astronomical prices in Bulgaria

February 23, 2017 at 12:32 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA. The market is not heeding the current rainfalls. Astronomical prices are instead causing concern in Bulgaria. The exporters are facing a dilemma.

 The famers want more

Although the weak euro is currently taking the blame for the upsurge in prices for black sunflower kernels, 96% purity, the farmers are the ones who have sharply increased their prices. Black sunflower kernel prices have increased to 360.46 EUR/mt CPT Varna this week. The farmers have increased the raw seed prices to as much as 368 EUR/mt, despite of the market being very subdued.

Sunflower seed kernels, Eastern Europe



Bakery, DDP Germany


black, in shell, CPT Varna


oilseeds, Budapest Stock Exchange



Stable bakery prices

Sowing is about to start in Bulgaria. The high raw kernel prices have, however, deterred suppliers from offering long-term contracts. They are rather focusing on the next few months. The prices for bakery kernels have only nominally increased. Bakery kernels from Moldova remained on a stable level of 730 EUR/mt DDP Germany.

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