DALIAN – Market research this week shows that the sunflower seed market in Northeast China generally is slow, downstream market demand is weak, and upstream manufacturers purchase cautiously. At present, the supply of sunflower seeds is less, the food factories are in the off-season of production, and the export market is in the off-season of demand. Sunflower producers and exporters produce and sell to order only, mainly to the Chinese retail market. Xinjiang region sunflower kernels market trading is also prolonged. The downstream market demand is not prosperous, and inquiries from customers are few. The standard export quotation of sunflower seed kernel of confectionary grade is USD1520 /ton, and the standard export quotation of bakery grade is USD1570 /ton.

Current market price in China for sunflower kernels

Product Name Sunflower kernels
Moisture 10% max
Confectionary FOB Dalian: USD 1520/mt
Bakery FOB Dalian: USD 1570/mt
Purity 99.95%
Loading 17 mt/20GP
Package 25 kg paper bag

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