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Sunflower seeds: too many question marks spook trade

August 23, 2023 at 4:05 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/ASTANA. Traders in Bulgaria prefer to wait before actively buying and selling sunflower seeds. Kazakhstan's National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) anticipates a sharp production decline due to dry weather conditions.

Better to wait

Trading is still very much subdued in Bulgaria as buyers and sellers prefer to wait until the crop can be better assessed. The import ban for agricultural products from Ukraine is another factor to be considered as the import of sunflower seeds from Ukraine is prohibited in Bulgaria and four other EU member states until 15 September. Aim is to protect local farmers. Poland and other countries in which the ban is in place are, however, pushing for an extension should the EU fail to put an alternative regulation in place. Bakery kernels are still tradin

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