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Sunflower seeds: EU increases imports from China by more than 20%

May 22, 2024 at 3:50 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/KYIV. The dwindling commodity supplies are causing sunflower seed prices in Bulgaria to rise. In Ukraine, sowing is around 90% complete.

Raw materials in Bulgaria are running out

In Ukraine, more than 90% of the acreage has now been sown for the spring sowing season. Sunflower seeds have been sown on 4.605 million hectares, which is 87% of the planned acreage.

Freezing temperatures in parts of Ukraine, locally down to -9°C, have caused damage to local wheat, barley, rapeseed and pea fields over the past few days. Areas in the north, east and south of Ukraine are particularly affected. This was announced by Sergiy Avramenko, chief researcher at the Yuriev Institute for Plant Production of

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