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Sunflower seeds: Bulgaria stops imports from Ukraine

October 5, 2023 at 8:30 AM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/KYIV. Bulgaria has temporarily stopped imports of sunflower seeds from Ukraine. No imports will take place until the end of November. Meanwhile, the EU Commission has again slightly reduced its crop forecast.

Current crop forecasts

The European Commission has again made a downward revision to EU sunflower seed production in 2023, but yield forecasts are still a whopping 14% higher than last year. Current estimates put the crop at 10.451 million mt, up from 9.165 million mt in 2022. The main growing countries such as Romania, Hungary and France are expected to achieve a considerable increase in production, while the crop in Bulgaria is expected to decline by around 9% to 1.92 million mt - but this would still be significantly more than initially forecast by some market pl

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