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Sunflower seeds: smaller crop in Russia

June 12, 2024 at 4:13 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/KYIV. In Ukraine the area sown with sunflower seeds has fallen short of initial expectations. Declines are anticipated in Russia and Coceral has issued revised EU crop estimates.

Ukraine misses target

According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine's preliminary estimate the area sown with sunflower seeds has only reached 5.19 million ha, which is down on the intitially anticipated 5.30 million ha. In Russia ProZerno reckons that production will drop by 8% to 15.80 million mt. Issue is that the area sown has declined from 9.90 million ha to 9.70 million ha and that yields will be lower due to adverse weather conditions.

Coceral has revised the EU production estimates. While EU production was still expected to climb b

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