According to the forecast of APC - Inform, the sunseed production in Ukraine will reach 12.78 million tons in 2023 (+15% compared to 2022). Sunseed exports are projected to reach 1.4 million tons (-39%).
According to a Rusagrotrans forecast, the wheat production in Russia will reach 83.5 million tons in 2023/24 (+1 compared to the previous estimate). At the end of March, the forecast was increased by 1.5 million tons.
Weather conditions in Ukraine create serious problems for the sowing of spring crops. Rainfall is not much in volumes, but at the same time there are no sunny days to allow the soil to dry out for the sowing process to begin.
Hungary, Slovakia and Poland have introduced a temporary ban on the import of Ukrainian grain until 30.06.2023. Transit of Ukrainian production through both countries is permitted. Bulgaria is considering a temporary ban on Ukrainian production.