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EU sunflower crop smaller than expected

(PresseBox) (Berlin, )
The EU Commission lowered its forecast for EU-28 sunflower output in 2017 from the previous month. Above all, Southeast European yields were forecast down.

In its latest monthly estimate, the EU Commission cut its outlook for the EU sunflowerseed harvest substantially. Whereas in June, production was still estimated at just over 9 million tonnes, the forecast was reduced to 8.7 million tonnes in July. This would be up 33,000 tonnes from 2016, but down around 0.3 million tonnes from the previous month's estimate. According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), the harvest for France was forecast slightly higher than the 2016 crop. However, the surge cannot offset the decline projected for the Romanian, Bulgarian and Spanish harvests. Although sunflower area rose 1.3 per cent from the previous year, sunflower output will probably only grow 0.4 per cent in 2017. The reason is excessively hot and dry weather conditions in parts of southern and eastern Europe in June, which had a significant negative impact on crop yields.

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The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants e. V. (UFOP) represents the political inter-ests of companies, associations and institutions involved in the production, processing and marketing of domestic oil and protein plants in national and international bodies. UFOP supports research to optimise agricultural production and for the development of new recycling opportuni-ties in the food, non-food and feed sectors. UFOP public relations aim to promote the marketing of domestic oil and protein plant end products.

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