Market info - sunflower kernels
In the Ukraine, sunflower seed prices are at a record level and Bulgarian bakery kernels also know only one way to go is up.Lower yields, small kernels and only few goods suitable for hulling are said to be the reason for the rapid price increase. In addition, some suppliers are reporting export difficulties with deliveries from Russia.
Coceral recently estimated Bulgaria's sunflower seed crop to be the lowest in the last five years. Russia is also expected to have fewer sunflower seeds after last year's extremely good crop, although at 13.5-14.0 million mt this would still be a comparatively good result.