Bulgaria puts stake on sunseed crushing


The Bulgarian sunseed crop increased to 1.8 MMT in the 2016/17 season (up 7.5% year-on-year). As a reminder, the reasons included an expansion of sunflower plantings (up 0.6% year-on-year) and a higher yield (up 6.6%).

Moreover, domestic sunseed consumption increased considerably in MY 2016/17 against the previous season. Its growth exceeded the wildest forecasts in view of dropped exports. Noteworthy is that Bulgarian sunseed exports have been sinking since MY 2013/14.

UkrAgroConsult estimates that the new 2017/18 season will witness a sunseed crop increase to 1.9 MMT. The new marketing year is expected to feature a drop in sunseed exports.

Simultaneously, domestic crushing will continue growing at the expense of more significant carryovers and the crop increase.

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