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Sunflower seeds: EU has doubled imports

July 5, 2023 at 4:39 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/DALIAN. The EU has more than doubled its sunflower seed imports for the 2022/2023 season. At the same time, the EU crop forecast was recently revised upwards again.

Crop forecast corrected

Bulgarian sunflower seed traders are confident about the development of the crop. The mix of sun and rain is ideal for the plants to thrive. Nevertheless, it is too early to rely on high-yield production, as the coming weeks are crucial and a prolonged dry spell with high temperatures could quickly turn the tide. According to the latest data from the EU Commission, 821,000 ha were sown with sunflowers in Bulgaria this year, which would be almost 11% less than last year (5-year average: 835,902 ha); the average yield per hectare is estimated a

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