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Sunflower seeds: bad weather hits Moldova

July 12, 2023 at 11:15 AM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/CHIȘINĂU. Uncertainty over the new sunflower seed crop coupled with high production costs are limiting buying and selling activities in Bulgaria. Storms have created extensive crop damages in parts of Moldova.

Buyers and suppliers are not quite sure yet

Buyers and sellers still prefer to wait in Bulgaria. Demand for sunflower seeds is still very much subdued and farmers are reluctant to take any financial risks. They prefer not to sell in case yields turn out to be low. Bakery kernels (2022 and 2023 crop) are still trading firm at EUR 850/mt DDP Germany. According to the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) weather conditions should, however, be beneficial for sunflower seeds in Bulgaria. If yields are good production may reach 2.2

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