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Agriculture: Constanta, Braila and Teleorman counties, most important  for sunflower crops in 2018

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Sunflower yield in Romania was over 3.062 million tonnes last year, on the rise by 149,947 tonnes compared to the previous year. Counties with the highest share were Constanta (9.7%), Braila (8.2%) and Teleorman (7.5%), according to data centralized by the National Statistics Institute.

The average per hectare yield grew last year by 124 kg/ha, to 3,041 kg/ha.

The area planted with sunflower grew last year in Romania by 0.9% and yield by 5.1%.

According to INS, 90.8% of the total area planted with sunflower in EU was in 5 member states in 2018- Romania, Bulgaria, Spain, Hungary and France. Romania ranked first in EU for the area cultivated with sunflower (about a fourth of the total area planted with sunflower).

These five countries obtained 90.5% of the overall sunflower yield in EU and Romania ranked first among member states, followed by Bulgaria, Hungary, France and Spain.

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