DALIAN – The market reports show that July is the off-season for sunflower seed sales in China. Because of the hot weather, people do not like to eat sunflower seeds.

China’s main producers and exporters in Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang gave feedback that export orders decreased in July. The main export areas are still the Middle East and Egypt. Orders from the Southeast Asian markets were greatly reduced.

During the Summer, there are mainly the domestic wholesale markets and food factories active in buying. Production predicts that prices will not rise until new goods arrive in September. There is still a trend for prices to decline because of the weak demand. Export prices this week are USD 1.240 per ton, FOB Dalian.

Current market price in China for sunflower seeds

Product  Sunflower seeds
Type  361
Moisture  10 % Max
Purity  99.5 % Min
Imperfect  2 % Max
Package  25kg  Paper Bag/ Plastic Bag ;
Loading  10Tons / 20GP
Price USD 1.240/mt FOB Dalian