Yield correction and start of harvest
Instead of a yield increase compared to the 2021 EU sunflower seed production, the European Commission now forecasts a significant deficit compared to last year. Overall, EU sunflower seed production is expected to decline to 9.89 million mt, about 4.3% less than last year. Due to the unfavourable weather conditions, a smaller crop is expected in most growing countries despite larger acreages; only the forecast for Bulgaria still foresees an increase in production.
In Ukraine, meanwhile, farmers have started ha