Market updates on oilseeds with up-to-date price trends
Oilseeds
Jan 20, 2022

Sunflower seeds: good demand ahead of Chinese New Year

SOFIA/BEIJING. Good domestic demand before the Chinese New Year ensures persistently high prices for Chinese sunflower seeds. In the Eastern European market, high prices are again causing a lack of buying interest.
Oilseeds
Jan 19, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: November exports up 30%

PRAGUE/ANKARA. The Czech blue poppy seed market is still quiet after the beginning of the new year. November exports were significantly better than the year before and contrast strongly with the weak results of the previous two months.
Oilseeds
Jan 17, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: holidays slow down trading activity

DALIAN. Chinese New Year is approaching and is drawing the attention of traders. In addition to the upcoming holidays, coronavirus outbreaks in some cities could, according to market players, lead to trading activity being curbed further.
Oilseeds
Jan 13, 2022

Sesame seeds: suppliers in India stand good chance

NEW DELHI. As prices in India are firm and highly competitive suppliers stand a good chance in the new sesame seed tender from South Korea. The market expects the tender to be issued at the end of January.
Oilseeds
Jan 13, 2022

Sunflower seeds: producers dread high energy costs

SOFIA. Hopes that the sunflower seed market will experience a short period of stability after last year’s surge in prices are currently being shattered in Bulgaria as electricity prices are about to skyrocket. Local traders state that this will dwell producers a heavy blow. Energy prices have surged in Europe in recent months leaving several small and medium-sized businesses to struggle.
Oilseeds
Jan 13, 2022

Flaxseed: limited supplies in Canada

OTTAWA. Traders report that seed supplies are low for sowing in Canada and advise flaxseed farmers to buy as soon as possible. Farmgate prices have declinined.
Nuts
Jan 12, 2022

Peanuts: high stakes for growers in 2022

ATLANTA. Rising running costs are forcing US farmers to carefully decide, which crops are worth it this year. The market, however, performed well in 2021.
Oilseeds
Jan 10, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: Chinese New Year lends some support to market

BEIJING. Traders report that preparations for Chinese New Year, which starts on 1 February, are supporting the domestic pumpkin seed market. Export prices have, by contrast, declined.
Oilseeds
Jan 7, 2022

Hungarian blue poppy seeds: "The development of prices is remarkable"

SEEHEIM/BUDAPEST. Today's article was written in cooperation with blue poppy seed traders and exporters from Hungary. The AUDITOR editorial team asked them about the adversities and hurdles the Hungarian blue poppy seed market had to face this year, but also about their positive experiences and their expectations for the coming year 2022.
Oilseeds
Jan 5, 2022

Indian sesame seeds: "The future of the sesame seed market is unpredictable"

SEEHEIM/GUJARAT. The AUDITOR's editorial team spoke to a number of different commodity trading experts. For today's interview, Meghna Thakkar, sesame seed and spices expert at Mark Overseas, Gujarat/India, answered our questions. She reports on the adversities and hurdles faced by the Indian sesame seed and spice market this year, but also about her positive experiences and her expectations for the coming year 2022.
Oilseeds
Jan 3, 2022

Kazakh flaxseed: "Climate change poses significant risks"

SEEHEIM/NUR-SULTAN. The AUDITOR's editorial team spoke to a number of different commodity trading experts. For today's interview, Evgeniy Karabanov, Chairman of the Kazakh Grain Union in Kazakhstan, answered our questions. He reports on the adversities and hurdles faced by the Kazakh flaxseed seed market this year, but also about his positive experiences and his expectations for the coming year 2022.
Oilseeds
Dec 31, 2021

Chinese pumpkin seeds: “Market can easily be controlled by speculators”

SEEHEIM/QINGDAO. The AUDITOR's editorial team spoke to a number of different commodity trading experts. For today's interview, Tony Gu, pumpkin seed expert at Prima Farm Foods, Qingdao/China, answered our questions. He reports on the adversities and hurdles faced by the Chinese pumpkin seed market this year, but also about his positive experiences and his expectations for the coming year 2022.
Oilseeds
Dec 29, 2021

Bulgarian sunflower seeds: money is being "quietly eaten"

SEEHEIM/SOFIA. The AUDITOR's editorial team spoke to a number of different commodity trading experts. For today's interview, Ivelin Brachev, sunflower seed expert at BRACHEV LTD, Gabrovo/Bulgaria, answered our questions. He reports on the adversities and hurdles faced by the Bulgarian sunflower seed market this year, but also about his positive experiences and his expectations for the coming year 2022.
Oilseeds
Dec 27, 2021

Turkish blue poppy seeds: “Logistical problems will continue in 2022”

SEEHEIM/IZMIR. The AUDITOR's editorial team spoke to a number of different commodity trading experts. For today's interview, Olcay Soyuçaylı, blue poppy seed at CEMRE TARIM in Izmir, Turkey, answered our questions. She talks about the adversities and hurdles the Turkish blue poppy seed market has faced this year, the positive experiences she made and the expectations she has for the coming year 2022.
Oilseeds
Dec 22, 2021

Czech blue poppy seeds: “The market has adapted to the situation”

SEEHEIM/CHLUM U TREBONE. This year, the AUDITOR editorial team has prepared something special to shorten the waiting time until we are back with daily reports on 10 January 2022. We have spoken to a number of different commodity trading experts and will publish these interviews in the coming days. First up is Andrea Vronková, blue poppy seed expert at CROPFUL s.r.o. in Chlum u Třeboně, Czech Republic. She talks about the adversities and hurdles the Czech blue poppy seed market has faced this year, the positive experiences she made and the expectations she has for the coming year 2022.
Oilseeds
Dec 20, 2021

Pumpkin seeds: exporters draw consequences

BEIJING. Shortly before the turn of the year, sellers on the Chinese pumpkin seed market are becoming active once again. According to market players, the economic situation is significantly worse than last year.
Oilseeds
Dec 16, 2021

Flaxseed: possible limitation of Russian flaxseed exports

MOSCOW/OTTAWA. Prices on the international flaxseed market remain at record levels, although the situation is easing in some areas. Buyers are hoping for more favourable offers in the new year, while Kazakh producers and traders are speculating on further strong price increases.
Oilseeds
Dec 16, 2021

Blue poppy seeds: market players make first estimates for 2022

CHRUDIM/ANKARA. The blue poppy seed market remains quiet before the holidays. Market players review the past year and state initial expectations regarding poppy seed cultivation in 2022.
Oilseeds
Dec 15, 2021

Sunflower seeds: a first glance at the 2022 crop

SOFIA/BRUSSELS. The Eastern European sunflower seed market remains quiet on the trading side and prices are high. Meanwhile, the experts at Coceral dare, as usual, to give a first outlook on the possible production result for the coming year in their December report.
Oilseeds
Dec 14, 2021

Pumpkin seeds: price corrections remain unsuccessful

BEIJING. Lack of demand is putting pressure on the Chinese pumpkin seed market, as traders rely on sales. Therefore, there are price corrections. So far, however, the hoped-for effect has failed to take place.
Oilseeds
Dec 14, 2021

Sesame seeds: domestic demand stabilises the market

NEW DELHI. The Indian sesame seed market lacks demand from overseas. However, market players are optimistic after the price developments of the last few weeks.
Oilseeds
Dec 10, 2021

Flaxseed: experts estimate global crop at three-year low

NUR-SULTAN/OTTAWA. The oilseed experts at Oil World have now confirmed what the reports of the past months aready suggested: the global flaxseed crop in 2021/2022 is likely to have achieved the worst result of the past three years.
Oilseeds
Dec 9, 2021

Blue poppy seeds: low demand fails to impress market

CHRUDIM/ANKARA. Subdued demand for poppy seeds has failed to impact prices in the Czech Republic. Exports range around 10% lower than last year.
Oilseeds
Dec 8, 2021

Sunflower seeds: buyers' hopes are on the new year

SOFIA/KIEV. Harvest progress is still being reported from Russia and Ukraine. The Bulgarian market is quiet and hopes are on the new year. Transport issues are a problem, as in many places.
Oilseeds
Dec 7, 2021

Pumpkin seeds: speculators might wait in vain

BEIJING. In addition to the low demand from overseas, there are also no enquiries from the domestic market despite the upcoming Chinese New Year. At the same time, freight rates are slightly higher again.
Oilseeds
Dec 2, 2021

Flaxseed: hope for price declines in the new year

OTTAWA/NUR-SULTAN. The current flaxseed report from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada does not bring any relief. In Eastern Europe, flaxseed prices have stabilised at their high level.
Oilseeds
Dec 2, 2021

Blue poppy seeds: holiday season dampens trade

CHRUDIM. The upcoming Christmas holidays reduce trading activity in the Czech blue poppy seed market, but this does not affect prices. According to initial information, next year's acreage could be similar to 2021.
Oilseeds
Dec 1, 2021

Sunflower seeds: EU crop estimates raised again

SOFIA/BEIJING. At the end of November, Eurostat again published an adjusted estimate for the EU sunflower seed crop. In China, high domestic buying interest, but also increased export demand are causing prices to rise.
Oilseeds
Dec 1, 2021

Sesame seeds: Indian traders hope for enquiries from China

NEW DELHI. Market players report a significant decline in the sesame seed crop in India, which is why exporters are gradually having to part with their stocks. India was able to win a large part of the current tender.
Oilseeds
Nov 30, 2021

Mustard seeds: prices to double in Canada

OTTAWA/MOSCOW. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has recently revised its estimates for the current season and anticipates much higher prices for mustard seeds. Prices are, in fact, causing a high degree of uncertainty. Russia tripled its shipments to Germany in September.
Oilseeds
Nov 30, 2021

Pumpkin seeds: lack of demand increases pressure on sellers

BEIJING. The Chinese pumpkin seed market is dominated by a lack of buying interest - and market players do not expect this to change in December.
Oilseeds
Nov 25, 2021

Flaxseed: 200,000 ha in Kazakhstan cannot be saved

NUR-SULTAN. Last week, the Asia Grains&Oils Conference took place in Kazakhstan. Market expert Evgeny Karabanov from the Kazakh Grain Union (KGU) presented the current estimates for the Kazakh Flaxseed crop of 2021.
Oilseeds
Nov 25, 2021

Blue poppy seeds: little change until the end of the year

CHRUDIM. The Czech blue poppy seed market is quiet and price corrections comparable to those in the last weeks of last year are not to be expected. Enough raw materials should be available, although the partly low quality is emphasised again.
Oilseeds
Nov 24, 2021

Sunflower seeds: high prices paralyse the market

SOFIA/KIEV. As Russia is currently not supplying any raw materials, Moldova is by far the most important third-country sunflower seed supplier for the EU. Both Russia and Ukraine were able to achieve very good crops this year. In Bulgaria, the high prices keep the market quiet.
Oilseeds
Nov 23, 2021

Pumpkin seeds: sluggish demand before the holidays

BEIJING. The Chinese pumpkin seed market is lacking demand, while speculators have had little success so far. The approaching Christmas holidays and Chinese New Year should ensure that there are only few price corrections in the export market.
Oilseeds
Nov 22, 2021

Sesame seeds: exporters adapt to the circumstances

NEW DELHI. Indian sesame seed exporters are adjusting their prices to the current situation. They fear that they will no longer be able to sell their stock at attractive prices. The upcoming tender from South Korea could give the sesame seed market a new direction.
Oilseeds
Nov 19, 2021

Sesame seeds: major part of the crop not suitable for export

NEW DELHI. A new sesame seed tender from South Korea has been announced and, as usual, Indian traders are hoping for good chances of success. However, Indian shipments to the EU have declined significantly.
Oilseeds
Nov 18, 2021

Blue poppy seeds: the pressure on suppliers is growing

CHRUDIM. Delayed shipments are causing Czech traders to adjust their poppy seed prices downwards. In addition, poppy seed imports to Germany have been extremely weak this season.
Oilseeds
Nov 18, 2021

Flaxseed: cleaning facilities are waiting for raw materials

NUR-SULTAN/WARSAW. The flaxseed market is still feeling the delays in shipments due to the closures at the Polish-Belarusian border. Germany imported large quantities from Canada in the first month of the new season.
Oilseeds
Nov 17, 2021

Sunflower seeds: Germany's imports slump by 60%

SOFIA/KIEV. The high price level in the sunflower seed market is deterring buyers. In Ukraine, the harvest is slowly coming to an end and Germany imported about 60% less sunflower seeds in the first month of the new season than in the same month last year.
Nuts
Nov 17, 2021

Peanuts: China remains top producer

REUS/BEIJING. In its latest estimates, the INC shows that global peanut production increased slightly in the 2021/22 season. China remains the undisputed leader.
Oilseeds
Nov 15, 2021

Pumpkin seeds: GWS kernels in the hands of speculators

BEIJING. The Chinese market GWS kernels is still going crazy. With the raw material stocks sold off and the remaining positions in the hands of the suppliers, they have all the freedom to speculate with prices and push them up.
Oilseeds
Nov 11, 2021

Flaxseed: prices to fall in Canada

OTTAWA/NUR-SULTAN. Although cargo trains are running again in Alashankou, China's main border crossing with Kazakhstan, handling is still slow. The high prices for flaxseed in Canada basically make it impossible for traders to sell to China and the EU.
Oilseeds
Nov 10, 2021

Sunflower seeds: high prices cause slump in demand

SOFIA. In addition to the slack period in the sunflower seed market in the run-up to Christmas, the still horrendously high prices are the main reason for low demand. In terms of EU import figures, Russia's absence as a supplier is becoming increasingly noticeable.
Oilseeds
Nov 10, 2021

Blue poppy seeds: high August exports make up for September deficit

CHRUDIM. The approaching Christmas holidays are currently causing demand for Czech blue poppy seeds to rise slightly. September exports, however, were significantly lower than last year.
Oilseeds
Nov 9, 2021

Pumpkin seeds: prices remain at 6-year high

BEIJING. Chinese pumpkin kernels are currently more expensive than they have been for a long time. Even without taking into account the horrendous increase in freight prices that started almost a year ago, prices for both pumpkin shine skins GWS kernels have reached a 6-year high.
Oilseeds
Nov 4, 2021

Sesame seeds: India profits from crises in other countries

NEW DELHI. The crises in Sudan and Ethiopia are certainly having an impact on the sesame seed market. Although Diwali has subdued trading in India this week, arrivals are expected to pick up on Labh Panchami, which marks the start of the new year, on 9 November. Traders report that overseas demand is good.
Oilseeds
Nov 4, 2021

Blue poppy seeds: stable market allows trade to flourish

CHRUDIM. Firm prices and a stable market have a positive effect on the blue poppy seed trade. Only the growers, who are afraid of making losses because of the increased cultivation costs, are losing out.