Positive outlook for EU crop
Eurostat has revised the estimates for EU sunflower seed production in 2022 to 11.14 million mt. With the exception of France, production is expected to increase in all major EU growing countries this year. Romania is forecast to harvest 3.38 million mt, almost 20% more than last year, and Hungary is also expected to increase production by 17% to 2.06 million mt. At the same time, Bulgaria's sunflower seed crop could be up 3% year-on-year, whereas France's deficit is expected to be just as large.
The US Department of Agricul