Sunflower Seed Exports From Russia Sustain Strong Trend

PANAMA - Sep 10/19 - SNS -- Shipments of sunflower seeds from Russia jumped relative to the previous month in May, recent data from Federal Customs Service of Russia reports.

Total export sales during the month amounted to 66,068 metric tons (MT), up 53% from the previous month's total of 43,045. So far exports have totalled 157,459 MT, up from 40,160 in the same period the last calendar year.

Recent movement statistics revealed Turkey was number one consumer, receiving 55,890 MT for the month. Belarus was the second most important importer taking 4,508 MT, followed by Kazakhstan at 2,529 MT.