THE PRICE OF SUNFLOWER SEEDS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (2016 - 2018)
Through its content, the paper aims to present the evolution of the price for sunflower seeds, for the component states of the European Union. The analysed time interval is 2016-2018, so that the short-term price evolution can be observed.
The price must be analysed in the context of the conditions for the practice of this crop, for the 28 Member States of the European Union, in the light of the differences in the degree of development, capitalization and subsidization of agricultural production.
The selling price registered a national multiannual average of 357.03 $/t, with extreme values of 280.90 $/t for Austria (2018) and 433.90 $/t for Portugal (2017), and the total amplitude of variation registered a level of 153 $/t. Regarding the annual amplitudes of variation of the indicator, they were 102.10 $/t in 2016, 113.90 $/t in 2017, 139.50 $/t for 2018 and 110.73 $/t for the average of the period.