Russia's Sunflower Seed Exports Post Slow Month

PANAMA - Oct 1/19 - SNS -- Shipments of sunflower seeds from Russia plunged versus the previous month in July, the most recent data from Federal Customs Service of Russia reports.

Export sales reached 31,190 metric tons (MT) during the month, down 71% from the 107,649 MT shipped the previous month. Export sales so far total 296,701 MT, versus 45,928 in the same period the last calendar year.

The most important buyer for the month was Turkey, taking 23,188 MT. Kazakhstan was the second most important buyer buying 4,917 MT, followed by Belarus at 1,727 MT.