Oilseeds - Oilseeds

Sunflower seeds: EU crop could exceed 11 million mt

May 4, 2022 at 4:51 PM , Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

SOFIA/KYIV. To make room for the new crop, Ukrainian companies are trying to keep exports to the EU going. Now market players are reporting that petrol is becoming increasingly scarce. Meanwhile, the European Commission has updated its crop forecast for the 2022 EU crop.

Ukraine runs out of fuel

Sunflower seed supplies from Ukraine are holding at a high level, with the EU importing almost 20,000 mt last week alone. With significantly less food commodities exported from Ukraine than planned since March due to the siege by Russia, market players are forced to part with much of their stock as soon as possible to make room for the new crop in their warehouses. However, market players report that Ukrainian transport service providers are slowly running out of fuel, so it is still unclear how exports will be maintained.

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Jul 22, 2024
NEW DELHI/AUSTIN. Although US growing regions in the Southwest have faced some heavy rains, growers in parts of Texas continue to face drought and water shortages. In India, prices could soon receive support.
Jul 18, 2024
CHRUDIM. Czech poppy farmers have sown a good 10,000 ha more this year than in the last two years. This raises hopes of a good crop, even though there are still concerns that the hot and dry temperatures could have a negative impact.
Jul 18, 2024
NEW DELHI. Indian sesame seed traders are struggling with high competitive pressure. Meanwhile, the sesame seed tender expected at the beginning of July has been delayed by a few weeks.
Jul 18, 2024
OTTAWA/BRUSSELS. Good crop prospects in Canada are putting pressure on mustard seed prices. Buyers are still holding back on enquiries.