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Sunflower seeds: yield estimates revised downwards

July 27, 2023 at 10:35 AM , Der AUDITOR
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KYIV/SOFIA. Lower yield estimates and uncertainty are shaping the sunflower seed market. This is also reflected in prices. The possible extension of the EU import restrictions on certain Ukrainian agricultural commodities is also being hotly debated.

End of import restrictions?

The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, addressed the European Commission in a video speech at the beginning of this week with the request to drop the extraordinary and temporary preventive measures for the import of wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds from Ukraine into the EU on 15 September - contrary to the demands of the EU states concerned (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia) to extend them even beyond that until the end of the year. “Any extension of these restrictions is entirely unacceptable and clea

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