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Sunflower seeds: prices have not reached the expected level

August 25, 2021 3:47 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA. The expected price drop at the start of the season has not taken place yet. There will probably be further price adjustments when larger quantities of the new crop are available. Meanwhile, Kazakhstan is planning an export quota for sunflower seeds and oil.

The coming weeks are crucial

In the next two to three weeks, the sunflower seed harvest in Bulgaria should be in full swing. Yield estimates are also expected by then, which is why the expected price corrections could finally take place in September. Estimates such as those of the European Commission reckon a larger acreage and market players do not rule out that the optimistic forecasts of around 2 million mt with an average yield could be fulfilled.

Nevertheless, the voices in the market are very divided. While one side expects good yields, the o

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