Market updates on oilseeds with up-to-date price trends
Nuts
Oct 4, 2022

Peanuts: false hopes

NEW DELHI. Peanuts are not holding up to expectations in India. Good news, however, is that production is highly promising. Dangerous edible oil mixtures have prompted an alert to be issued.
Oilseeds
Sep 29, 2022

Sesame seeds: no tenders expected until the end of the year

NEW DELHI. Indian sesame seed farmers are optimistic about the crop and expect an increase in yields compared to last year. Only in Gujarat can production not keep up.
Oilseeds
Sep 28, 2022

Sunflower seeds: 90% of EU imports come from Ukraine

SOFIA/KYIV. In Ukraine, a good 15% of the forecast sunflower seed crop has now been harvested, while concern is high in Bulgaria in view of the disappointing production results. Various factors are causing enormous uncertainty in the market on both the buyer and seller side.
Oilseeds
Sep 27, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: gloomy forecasts

DALIAN. Demand in the Chinese pumpkin seed market is so low that even traders are alarmed. At present, the outlook for the rest of the year is rather pessimistic, as various factors militate against an increase in buying interest.
Nuts
Sep 26, 2022

Peanuts: lower sowing for kharif crop

NEW DELHI. With Indian farmers increasingly turning to more lucrative agricultural goods, the kharif sowing is lower this year. Prices continue their downward trend as the new crop arrives on the markets.
Oilseeds
Sep 22, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: reduced trading activity

CHRUDIM. While the months between the arrival of new crop and the turn of the year are usually the most active in the Czech blue poppy seed market, it has been unusually quiet in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Germany's imports increased at the end of the season.
Oilseeds
Sep 22, 2022

Sesame seeds: acreage about 25% smaller

NEW DELHI. Persistent rains in Gujarat continue to worry Indian growers. Meanwhile, good domestic demand ahead of the holidays next month is pushing up export prices.
Oilseeds
Sep 22, 2022

Sunflower seeds: EU production cut

BRUSSELS/BEIJING. Coceral has cut the EU production estimates for sunflower seeds by 16% and Russia's escalation of the war in Ukraine has directly impacted trading. Prospects, however, appear to be better in China.
Oilseeds
Sep 20, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: price gap is widening

DALIAN. As price differences widen, more and more buyers are looking at replacing their shine skin purchases with GWS kernels. Farmers, meanwhile, are getting nervous as demand is not developing in their favour.
Nuts
Sep 19, 2022

Peanuts: Sudan competes with India

NEW DELHI. Due to high yields and the fact that Chinese buyers do not pay import duties on Sudanese goods, Indian traders see Sudan as their biggest competitor this season. In India, peanuts from the new crop are increasingly arriving on the markets, but are still spurned by buyers.
Oilseeds
Sep 15, 2022

Sesame seeds: India wants to be a stopgap

NEW DELHI. Estimates for the current sesame seed crop in India are already available, but there could still be corrections due to rainfall in Gujarat. Meanwhile, traders are hoping for higher demand from China.
Oilseeds
Sep 14, 2022

Sunflower seeds: compensating for shortfalls

SOFIA/KYIV. With the arrival of the new sunflower seed crop trading is starting to revive again in Bulgaria. Demand is, however, still very much subdued and suppliers have cut prices. Ukraine has become a major player for sunflower seeds.
Oilseeds
Sep 14, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: prices are decreasing

DALIAN. The new crop is increasingly arriving on the markets and both commodity and export prices have declined. Freight rates also continue to decrease, much to the delight of Chinese suppliers.
Oilseeds
Sep 13, 2022

Flaxseed: Russia's area sown comes close to 2 million ha

NUR-SULTAN/MOSCOW. First impressions in Russia and Kazakhstan show that flaxseed production may be better than last year. Caution, however, prevails. The Kazakh Grain Union (KGU) has again lifted its estimates for sowing in Russia.
Nuts
Sep 12, 2022

Peanuts: high yields and good quality

NEW DELHI. Although the acreage in India is smaller this season, good yields make up for the deficit. At present, the new crop still has a high moisture content, yet the quality is generally reported to be good.
Oilseeds
Sep 8, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: demand remains subdued

CHRUDIM. In the Czech Republic, growers have completed the poppy seed harvest, but according to market players, demand still leaves much to be desired. The market is ruled by uncertainty.
Oilseeds
Sep 8, 2022

Sesame seeds: weather forecast causes headache

NEW DELHI. India's sesame seed crop should be available on the market in a few weeks. The outlook is still positive, but heavy rainfall is reported for the weekend.
Oilseeds
Sep 8, 2022

Sunflower seeds: higher costs due to small kernels

SOFIA/KYIV. The old season has now been completed in Bulgaria and the first deliveries from the 2022 crop have already been made. However, many buyers are holding back with enquiries.
Oilseeds
Sep 7, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: high farmgate prices for the new crop

DALIAN. Farmgate prices for new crop shine skins are on par with those for the old crop. The upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival is fuelling demand and much of the crop is still in the fields.
Oilseeds
Sep 7, 2022

Flaxseed: tough negotiations

NUR-SULTAN. While the first new crop arrivals have been registered southern Kazakhstan, harvesting has not even started in other parts of the country. Flaxseed suppliers and traders agree that a high degree of uncertainty persists for the new season.
Nuts
Sep 5, 2022

Peanuts: threatening export ban on peanut oil

NEW DELHI. Rumours of a possible export ban on Indian peanut oil have roiled the market and pushed up China's buying. Some traders, however, doubt whether the ban will ultimately take place.
Company News
Sep 2, 2022

Oilseeds: food security issues

BRUSSELS. While lockdowns in China are slowing demand, some oilseed exports from Ukraine to the EU have picked up sharply since July. Much, however, remains to be done to improve exports from Ukraine, one idea that is being floated is a pipeline for vegetable oils.
Oilseeds
Sep 1, 2022

Sesame seeds: prices show long-awaited turnaround

NEW DELHI. Indian sesame seed traders had expected a rising price trend much earlier, but it was only in recent weeks that it actually took place. This week, too, sesame seed prices increased once again.
Oilseeds
Sep 1, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: yields cannot meet expectations

CHRUDIM. The Czech blue poppy seed market is still relatively quiet at the moment. Meanwhile, market players are concerned about farmers' reports on yields.
Oilseeds
Aug 31, 2022

Mustard seeds: mixed yields in North America

OTTAWA. According to market players, record acreages of mustard seeds have been planted in the USA this year. Despite mixed yields so far, Canadian traders therefore fear the partial loss of their export market.
Oilseeds
Aug 31, 2022

Flaxseed: Canada is struggling

OTTAWA/MOSCOW. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has surprisingly lowered its forecast for 2022/2023 flaxseed prices. So far, the yield reports from Canada are rather sobering.
Oilseeds
Aug 31, 2022

Sunflower seeds: harvest in Ukraine has started

KYIV/BEIJING. Reports from the growing regions already suggested it and the US Department of Agriculture had also already revised EU sunflower seed production downwards. In the current report of the European Commission, the production estimate was reduced again by 5.6% compared to last month.
Oilseeds
Aug 29, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: possible decline in organic production

DALIAN. While trade has picked up on the Chinese shine skin market, with delays only due to rising Covid infections, the GWS market continues to stagnate. There is bad news from Inner Mongolia, which is an important organic growing area.
Nuts
Aug 29, 2022

Peanuts: optimism returns

NEW DELHI. After the stagnation of the last few months, Indian market players are now more optimistic again. Demand from China in particular is giving exporters hope for a successful season.
Oilseeds
Aug 25, 2022

Sunflower seeds: drought affects quality

SOFIA/KYIV. The Ukrainian Grain Association is sticking to its forecast for the 2022 sunflower seed crop, while other products are failing to meet expectations. Meanwhile, Bulgaria is experiencing harvest delays due to rainfall.
Oilseeds
Aug 25, 2022

Sesame seeds: good crop estimates in India

NEW DELHI. South Korea's recent tender has only had a limited impact on India's sesame seed market. Prospects are highly encouraging for this year's production. Yet, the next two weeks will prove decisive.
Oilseeds
Aug 24, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: rain could affect quality

CHRUDIM. Harvest delays are occurring in the Czech Republic due to rainfall and traders are concerned about the quality of the poppy seeds. Meanwhile, most of the white poppy seeds available in the Czech Republic this year have already been sold.
Oilseeds
Aug 22, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: slight harvest delays

DALIAN. Rising Covid infections in northwest China are causing the pumpkin harvest to be delayed by about a week. Speculation about prices, however, is already in full swing.
Nuts
Aug 22, 2022

Peanuts: facts tell different story

NEW DELHI. Speculations over the new peanut crop keep changing in India. While concerns were recently being voiced over the Munda disease causing large parts of the crop to rot, things have now totally changed.
Oilseeds
Aug 18, 2022

Sesame seeds: demand is lacking

NEW DELHI. South Korea has launched the next tender after some positions from the last shipments had to be rejected. The impact of the Indonesian palm oil market was below expectations and growers are hesitant to sow for the coming crop.
Oilseeds
Aug 18, 2022

Sunflower seeds: sobering yield forecasts

SOFIA/KYIV. Declining yield forecasts are depressing sentiment in the sunflower seed market. Further adjustments cannot be ruled out when the crops are harvested in the coming weeks.
Oilseeds
Aug 17, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: surge in demand expected in September

CHRUDIM. The Czech Statistical Office published its crop forecast for this year's poppy seed crop last week, and yield expectations are good despite the initially gloomy outlook.
Oilseeds
Aug 15, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: no price declines for now

DALIAN. Prices for the new crop continue to fluctuate strongly depending on the supplier. Especially buyers from overseas are hesitating at the moment and prefer to wait; however, this tactic could backfire.
Nuts
Aug 12, 2022

Peanuts: pest infestation causing concern to farmers

NEW DELHI. Some Indian growers are reporting a pest infestation in the fields and have taken immediate action with the help of the government and universities. There is also an interesting development in the peanut oil market.
Oilseeds
Aug 11, 2022

Sesame seeds: Pakistan's crop 40% larger

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD. Indian traders see Pakistan as the biggest competitor this season as the crop there is expected to be 40% higher than last year. The palm oil market continues to put pressure on prices.
Oilseeds
Aug 10, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: the outlook in Hungary is bleak

BUDAPEST/CHRUDIM. While crop estimates in the Czech Republic have improved slightly compared to earlier forecasts, the mood on the Hungarian blue poppy seed market has reached zero. Meanwhile, the new EU regulation is causing concern among market players in all growing countries.
Oilseeds
Aug 8, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: growers are in the starting blocks

DALIAN. In the Chinese growing regions, the harvest will start in the coming days and the farmers are in the middle of preparations. However, the shine skin growers in particular are facing various difficulties.
Oilseeds
Aug 4, 2022

Sesame seeds: supplies running low

NEW DELHI. Although the prices for sesame seeds are rising continuously in India, they are not high enough for traders. Black sesame seed supplies are running low driven by an upsurge in demand in China.
Oilseeds
Aug 3, 2022

Sunflower seeds: bleak prospects in Bulgaria

SOFIA/BEIJING. With the political-economic situation being far from stable, the outlook is rather bleak for Bulgaria's sunflower seed market. Acreage has also declined in China this year.
Oilseeds
Aug 1, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: reluctant suppliers

DALIAN. Suppliers are only reluctantly issuing offers for the new pumpkin seed crop. Trouble is that it is impossible to make any reliable estimates. Speculators are still keen to drive up prices.
Nuts
Aug 1, 2022

Peanuts: slump in US exports

NEW DELHI/ATLANTA. Farmers are switching to more attractive alternatives such as cotton or soy in India and in the United States. China's peanut production will only rise nominally in 2022/2023 and US suppliers are having a hard time competing with India.
Oilseeds
Jul 28, 2022

Sesame seeds: domestic demand helps to firm prices

NEW DELHI. Despite market players' concerns about the impact of the abolition of the export duties on Indonesian palm oil, prices in the Indian domestic sesame seed market are moving slowly but steadily upwards. However, expectations cannot be fulfilled.
Oilseeds
Jul 28, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: new limits for morphine content

CHRUDIM. Market players are surprisingly optimistic about the yield estimates of the Czech poppy seed crop despite the gloomy reports. Nevertheless, a massive drop in production cannot be avoided. Since 1 July 2022, a limit for poppy seeds in food has been in force throughout the EU.