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Sunflower seeds: slump in shipments to EU

October 28, 2021 4:23 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA. The surge in oilseed prices has also impacted the market for hulled sunflower seeds. Shipments to the EU have declined sharply. Export tariffs and quotas have put off buyers in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Prices continue to rise

Hulling facilities in Bulgaria are not only purchasing raw seeds locally but also in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine at present. Russia is, by contrast, not an option as tariffs are simply too high. Demand is so high that there may be temporary supply issues. This has impacted prices as bakery kernels are trading higher than last week at EUR 1.10-1.15/kg FCA Bulgaria. The prices for black inshells are also up. Farmers have nearly completed harvesting in Russia and Ukraine with 12.7 million mt harvested on 5.4 million ha in Ukraine and 13.6

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