Turkey's Sunflower Seed Imports Sustain Firm Performance

PANAMA - Dec 9/19 - SNS -- Imports of sunflower seeds for Turkey rose sharply, soaring relative to the previous month in October, data from Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT) reports.

Total imports for the month reached 74,792 metric tons (MT), up 155% from the previous month's total of 29,358. So far imports have totalled 1,038,165 MT, up from 627,933 in the same period the previous calendar year.

Current trade data reported Romania was biggest supplier, supplying 44,254 MT for the month. Other was the second most important shipper supplying 18,688 MT, followed by Yugoslavia at 7,500 MT.