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Sunflower seeds: larger crop in Ukraine

April 12, 2023 at 3:40 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/KYIV. Experts predict that Ukrainian sunflower seed production could increase by 6.5% in 2023. Meanwhile, shipments of various agricultural products to Poland are to be suspended until the start of the new season in order to relieve the markets.

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The Ukrainian Institute of Agricultural Economics projects that agricultural production in Ukraine will decline by 2.1% in 2023. At the same time, the Ukroliyaprom Oil and Fats Industry Association forecasts that oilseed cultivation could increase by 8%, or about 1.5 million mt, to 19.484 million mt compared to 2022. For example, the acreage for sunflower seeds is to be expanded by almost 10% to 5.668 million ha. Even with a slight decline in yields, the crop could then increase by 6.5% year-on-year to a good 11.8 million mt - even i

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