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Sunflower seeds: EU production better than expected

July 3, 2024 at 4:15 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/BRUSSELS. Production prospects are highly encouraging for sunflower seeds in the EU for this year. China is the most important supplier for the EU. While the market is in for a turn in direction in Bulgaria, heat is proving to be a bit of a challenge in China.

EU production to climb by 10%

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has revised the 2024 EU production estimates for sunflower seeds upwards. While total production was estimated at 10.6 million mt in May, this figure has now climbed to 10.8 million mt. This is 10% up on last year. Production is set to rise in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary, Spain and Croatia, whereas declines are anticipated in France, Italy and Germany. Sharp rises of 29% and 21% respectively are expected in the two leading producing member states Romania and Bulgaria with Hungary

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