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Sunflower seeds: high prices cause slump in demand

November 10, 2021 4:54 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA. In addition to the slack period in the sunflower seed market in the run-up to Christmas, the still horrendously high prices are the main reason for low demand. In terms of EU import figures, Russia's absence as a supplier is becoming increasingly noticeable.

Hardly any demand

While the pre-Christmas period in other markets ensures that demand once again increases significantly, the sunflower seed market tends to be more quiet at this time. This year, however, this is not only due to the fact that sunflower seeds are not a classic Christmas ingedient and the traders and transport companies give priority to other products, but above all to the price situation. Buyers hesitate, while farmers can sit back and relax. Thanks to subsidies, they are not dependent on early sales. Market players do not expect price

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