Russia's Sunflower Seed Exports Maintain Strong Trend

PANAMA - Dec 3/19 - SNS -- Export shipments of sunflower seeds for Russia rose sharply, leaping relative to the previous month in September, available data from Federal Customs Service of Russia reveals.

Shipments during the month reached 6,492 metric tons (MT), up from 3,768 MT the previous month. This lifted movement so far during the calendar year to 307,341, up 442% last year.

Belarus was the top buyer, taking 2,410 MT. China was the second most important destination receiving 2,142 MT, followed by Kazakhstan at 744 MT.