French crop might be smaller than expected
In Ukraine, the sunflower seed harvest is coming to an end. Against all odds, farmers have so far been able to harvest 87% of the sown area, or about 4.1 million ha, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy. With an average yield of 2.2 mt/ha, the current result is 9 million mt. The forecasts of various analysts and market experts (USDA, APK-Inform, etc.) spoke of a total production of 9.0-10.5 million mt in 2022.
The French sunflower seed crop is reported to be significantly lower than