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Sunflower seeds: corrected crop estimates for 2021

July 1, 2021 12:31 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA. According to official statistics, the EU imported around 875,000 mt of sunflower seeds from third countries in the 2020/2021 season, significantly less than the year before. Meanwhile, Bulgarian market players are confident about the new crop, even though farmers are still shying away from risk.

Low risk taking by farmers

Sunny and dry weather in the Bulgarian growing regions ensures that the sunflower seed crop can develop well and farmers have stopped complaining about the high soil moisture. However, about two months before the start of harvest, they remain hesitant when it comes to naming prices for the new crop. They are still unwilling to take a risk and therefore prefer to wait and see. Prices for bakery kernels for prompt shipment are unchanged at EUR 1.04-1.07/kg DDP Germany, while price indications for the new crop are mai

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