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Sunflower seeds: heavily contested supplies

February 25, 2021 8:59 AM, Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/KIEV. Buyers are urged to be prepared to pay higher prices for sunflower seeds. Raw material prices have also surged in Ukraine as processing has gained pace.

Prices are on the rise

Market players are engaged in fierce competition over the remaining raw seed supplies in Eastern Europe. Other producing countries such as Argentina and India are more or less barred from shipping to Europe as strict regulations on pesticides prevail in the EU. Bakery kernels are trading in a range of EUR 1.06-1.12/kg DDP Germany for prompt shipments from Bulgaria. April shipments already cost EUR 1.14-1.19/kg. Reliabe estimates on sowing have still to be issued. Market players, nevertheless, reckon that the new season will start off with

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