Sunseed export restrictions will prevent Kazakhstan from setting a new record 13 May, 2020 at 12:05

A record 285.6 KMT of sunflower seed was exported in MY 2019/20 (September-March) (+12.5% from MY 2018/19), UkrAgroConsult reports.

Export potential in MY 2019/20 is below its record high due to restrictions imposed on sunflower seed exports outside the EEU from April 12 to June 30, 2020.

China is the largest importer, absorbing 63% of total exports. It increased purchases to 178.8 KMT vs 101 KMT a year earlier. Turkey resumed purchases and increased their volume to 3.4 KMT.

Accelerated exports was registered to the following countries: - China (+77%), Tajikistan (+24%).

A slowdown in exports was observed to Uzbekistan (-35%) and Afghanistan (-23%).