Market updates on oilseeds with up-to-date price trends
Nuts
Feb 6, 2023

Peanuts: water supply becomes a problem

NEW DELHI. Rising prices are tempting farmers to grow more peanuts again. However, this could lead to difficulties with regard to water supply. Higher seed prices also need to be considered.
Grains
Feb 3, 2023

Grains and oilseeds: key players’ showdown

BRUSSELS. EU wheat imports have nearly tripled to 4,968 million mt. Exports are also 7.7% up at 18.8 million mt. The war in Ukraine, however, continues to overshadow the entire grain market. China is also a key figure for corn. Developments in South America are crucial for soy and the showdown between Indonesia and the EU is impacting rapeseed.
Oilseeds
Feb 2, 2023

Sesame seeds: export prices at 8-year high

NEW DELHI. The Indian sesame seed market saw massive price increases, and yet traders believe that a tender participation should not be in vain.
Oilseeds
Feb 2, 2023

Sunflower seeds: production in Ukraine could increase by 12%

KYIV/DALIAN. For the EU border states as well as for the Ukrainian industry, the massive export increases hold new challenges. Meanwhile, experts are optimistic about the 2023 crop.
Oilseeds
Jan 30, 2023

Pumpkin seeds: speculators to sell shine skins

DALIAN. There are reports from the Chinese market that speculators, who are hoarding a huge part of the shine skin supplies in their warehouses, are ready to sell large quantities. If this were to happen, it would have a significant impact on prices.
Nuts
Jan 30, 2023

Peanuts: peanut oil in high demand

NEW DELHI. The shortage of sesame oil is making many buyers in India and overseas switch to peanut oil as a popular alternative. The higher demand is also causing prices to rise. There is good news regarding import duties.
Oilseeds
Jan 27, 2023

Sesame seeds: run on supplies

NEW DELHI. While sesame seed suppliers in India have been unable to compete in the international market, the tide may now be turning in their favour. This also has implications for South Korea’s tender.
Oilseeds
Jan 26, 2023

Blue poppy seeds: decisive weeks ahead

CHRUDIM. As the poppy seed market has witnessed an upsurge in demand in January prices have risen. Some producers are, however, still holding back in anticipation of even higher prices.
Oilseeds
Jan 26, 2023

Mustard seeds: Russia remains leading supplier

OTTAWA. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada anticipates further sharp price cuts for mustard seeds in 2023/2024. Production will only rise a bit. Germany still strongly relies on Russia for supplies.
Oilseeds
Jan 26, 2023

Flaxseed: production to rise slightly in 2023

OTTAWA/NUR-SULTAN. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is confident that flaxseed production will rise by 5% in 2023/2024. Exports are, however, not going quite as well as official estimates suggest.
Oilseeds
Jan 25, 2023

Sunflower seeds: new export duty as master plan

SOFIA/NUR-SULTAN. Kazakhstan will impose a new export duty on sunflower seeds as of February. Although prices are firm in Europe, the market is concerned over the anticipated supply squeeze towards the end of the season.
Nuts
Jan 23, 2023

Peanuts: farmers outsmart industry

NEW DELHI. Farmers are in full control of India’s peanut market. Not only do they still hold more than 35% of all stocks but they also know how to play to their advantage. Artificial intelligence may also prove an asset in limiting aflatoxin contamination.
Oilseeds
Jan 19, 2023

Sesame seeds: India to lose more market shares

NEW DELHI. Chances are dwindling for India to regain its international market position for sesame seeds in the near future. In next week's tender it will be difficult for the country to compete.
Oilseeds
Jan 19, 2023

Sunflower seeds: tight supplies

SOFIA/KYIV. Hulled sunflower seed trading is still rather subdued, which is impacting prices. Since production declined in many countries this should affect supplies in the final months of the season.
Oilseeds
Jan 18, 2023

Blue poppy seeds: bleak prospects for 2023

CHRUDIM. Prices are simply too low for the blue poppy seed producers in the Czech Republic. Sowing will consequently decline for the second year in a row if farmers switch to more attractive alternatives.
Oilseeds
Jan 18, 2023

Pumpkin seeds: market about to turn

DALIAN. Chinese New Year has largely subdued trading. The national seven-day long holiday starts on 21 January and ends on 27 January, after which traders expect the prices for pumpkin seeds to shift.
Nuts
Jan 16, 2023

Peanuts: back on track

NEW DELHI. Peanuts are back on track again. Yet, there is some friction between suppliers in India and importers in China. Inflation is also prompting suppliers to act.
Oilseeds
Jan 12, 2023

Sunflower seeds: first production estimates for 2023

SOFIA/KYIV. Not only has European trade association Coceral issued its production estimates for sunflower seeds in 2023 but the EU Commision has also revised its figures downwards for 2022. Buyers anticipate higher prices.
Oilseeds
Jan 11, 2023

Sesame seeds: new tender in January

NEW DELHI. While trading has been rather subdued in recent weeks, this may change soon as South Korea will issue a new tender for sesame seeds at the end of January. Prices are at present, however, unlikely to attract buyers.
Nuts
Jan 10, 2023

Peanuts: January to prove decisive

NEW DELHI. India’s peanut market finally witnessed a turnaround at the end of last year. Suppliers are now waiting for demand to bounce back in China and in the Gulf states.
Oilseeds
Jan 6, 2023

Hazelnuts: "The world has been a chaotic place to live in"

SEEHEIM/ANKARA. What kind of new challenges did the year 2022 provide? How do buyers deal with the sometimes significant price increases and what are the expectations for the coming year 2023? We were talking to one of our business partners from the Turkish hazelnut market, who kindly answered all our questions. Read the complete interview here.
Oilseeds
Jan 4, 2023

Pumpkin seeds: low demand despite Chinese New Year

DALIAN. Although the Chinese New Year is approaching, demand for pumpkin seeds is unusually low. This is mainly due to the high Covid infection figures that still severely affect China's economy.
Oilseeds
Jan 4, 2023

Flaxseed: "A reduction in acreage is likely”

SEEHEIM/NUR-SULTAN. What kind of new challenges did the year 2022 provide? How do buyers deal with the sometimes significant price increases and what are the expectations for the coming year 2023? We were talking to oilseed expert Evgeniy Karabanov, chairman of the Kazakh Grain Union in Kazakhstan, who kindly answered all our questions. Read the complete interview here.
Oilseeds
Jan 2, 2023

Sesame seeds and Spices: “Collaborative steps are needed”

SEEHEIM/GUJARAT. What kind of new challenges did the year 2022 provide? How do buyers deal with the sometimes significant price increases and what are the expectations for the coming year 2023? We were talking to one of our business partners from the Indian market, who kindly answered all our questions. Read the complete interview here.
Oilseeds
Dec 30, 2022

Saffron and Pistachios: “The US sanctions are the biggest problem”

SEEHEIM/TEHRAN. What kind of new challenges did the year 2022 provide? How do buyers deal with the sometimes significant price increases and what are the expectations for the coming year 2023? We were talking to one of our business partners from the Iranian market, who kindly answered all our questions. Read the complete interview here.
Oilseeds
Dec 28, 2022

Dried Fruit: “There will be changes in buying and consumption”

SEEHEIM/IZMIR. What kind of new challenges did the year 2022 provide? How do buyers deal with the sometimes significant price increases and what are the expectations for the coming year 2023? We were talking to one of our business partners from the Turkish dried fruit market, who kindly answered all our questions. Read the complete interview here.
Oilseeds
Dec 26, 2022

Sunflower seeds: “The damage is irreversible“

SEEHEIM/SOFIA. What kind of new challenges did the year 2022 provide? How do buyers deal with the sometimes significant price increases and what are the expectations for the coming year 2023? We were talking to one of our business partners from the Bulgarian sunflower seed market, who kindly answered all our questions. Read the complete interview here.
Oilseeds
Dec 23, 2022

Peanuts: “The prices in India will not decrease”

SEEHEIM/NEW DELHI. What kind of new challenges did the year 2022 provide? How do buyers deal with the sometimes significant price increases and what are the expectations for the coming year 2023? We were talking to one of our business partners from the Indian peanut market, Santhosh Kumar, who kindly answered all our questions. Read the complete interview here.
Nuts
Dec 19, 2022

Peanuts: golden opportunity

NEW DELHI. Farmers and suppliers in India are waiting for the opportunity to turn their peanuts into gold. Negotiations are tense.
Grains
Dec 16, 2022

Grains and oilseeds: heavy blow to shipments

KIYV/BRUSSELS. Russia has intensified its missile attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure with a barrage of rockets being fired at several parts of the country on Friday morning. Loading of grains and oilseeds is also slow to pick up in the port of Odessa after recent attacks as power cuts are frequent, truck freight costs are up and trucks are lacking. Yet, Ukraine has managed to export 19.7 million mt of grains in 2022/2023 so far, which however is 31.5% down on the 28.7 million mt exported in the same period last year. Russia may, by contrast, be able to increase exports to 25.5 million mt.
Oilseeds
Dec 15, 2022

Sesame seeds: lack of demand creates pressure

NEW DELHI. Lack of demand leads to price corrections in the Indian sesame seed market. Meanwhile, Germany has reduced its imports by a good 30% this season.
Oilseeds
Dec 15, 2022

Mustard seeds: Canada increases exports to Germany by 40%

OTTAWA. Canada expects an increase in export volumes this season despite still high prices. The current import figures to Germany seem to prove this trend.
Oilseeds
Dec 15, 2022

Flaxseed: record supplies expected in Canada

NUR-SULTAN/OTTAWA. Canada's flaxseed stocks could reach record highs at the end of this season due to a lack of export demand. Meanwhile, traders are quoting wide price ranges for Eastern European flaxseed.
Oilseeds
Dec 15, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: a calm end to the year

CHRUDIM. The Czech blue poppy seed market remains quiet and trading activity is moderate. This compensates for the significant drop in production. Germany has also massively reduced its poppy seed imports this season.
Oilseeds
Dec 14, 2022

Sunflower seeds: price adjustments before the turn of the year

SOFIA/KYIV. Shortly before the holidays, demand in the Eastern European sunflower seed market remains moderate and traders adjust their offers to the situation.
Oilseeds
Dec 13, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: China's economy breathes a sigh of relief

DALIAN. The lifting of the zero covid policy in China also makes trade in the pumpkin seed market much easier, especially when it comes to sourcing new raw materials. GWS kernels are far more in demand than shine skins.
Nuts
Dec 12, 2022

Peanuts: China’s offers are too low

NEW DELHI. China is the most important buyer for Indian peanuts and peanut oil, but in the eyes of Indian exporters, the offers from Chinese buyers are too low, so that the big business deals have not yet been concluded. The arrival of the new crop, however, is likely to play into buyers' hands.
Oilseeds
Dec 8, 2022

Sesame seeds: imports drive down prices in India

NEW DELHI. In view of the crop losses in India, traders had imported additional goods, but the hoped-for price advantage failed to materialise. There is a lack of demand in the market.
Oilseeds
Dec 7, 2022

Sunflower seeds: price corrections remain unsuccessful

SOFIA/KYIV. Demand for hulled sunflower kernels remains low. Bulgarian suppliers are trying to increase the interest of buyers with price adjustments, but so far with moderate success.
Oilseeds
Dec 7, 2022

Flaxseed: global crop to increase by 13%

NUR-SULTAN/OTTAWA. In the 2022/2023 season, significantly more flaxseed is expected to be available worldwide than in the previous year. Nevertheless, prices hardly change.
Oilseeds
Dec 5, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: freight costs cause new problems

DALIAN. After the situation of high freight rates had eased a little recently, the market is now facing new difficulties. The unstable currency is also contributing to the uncertainty of market players.
Nuts
Dec 5, 2022

Peanuts: trade faces hurdles

NEW DELHI/ATLANTA. Last week, several factors came together to dampen trade in the Indian peanut market. In the US, the USDA is still sticking to its high crop estimates.
Oilseeds
Dec 1, 2022

Sesame seeds: price correction comes too late for tender

NEW DELHI. High prices for Indian sesame seeds could make it difficult for traders to participate successfully in the tender. The availability of the new crops from African origins further diminishes the chances.
Oilseeds
Dec 1, 2022

Sunflower seeds: EU crop takes another blow

SOFIA/KYIV. The European Commission drastically cut its estimate for the 2022 EU sunflower seed crop in its latest report at the end of November. Meanwhile, demand for Chinese sunflower seeds is lower than last year, and yet prices are rising.
Oilseeds
Nov 28, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: peaceful mood rules the market

DALIAN. Due to the current market developments in China and the closure of some growing areas, speculators have much less power than usual, which, according to traders, makes for a peaceful mood. How long this peace will last, however, is questionable.
Nuts
Nov 28, 2022

Peanuts: disagreement between growers and buyers

NEW DELHI. Although market prices are already well above the minimum support price, many farmers are holding back their goods in the hope of further increases. This does not necessarily meet with approval from buyers.
Oilseeds
Nov 25, 2022

Sunflower seeds: Germany increases imports by 80%

SOFIA/KYIV. The harvest in Ukraine is almost complete and can meet the set target. Meanwhile, prices have stalled, while Germany's imports increased significantly year-on-year.
Oilseeds
Nov 24, 2022

Sesame seeds: tender decision is due next week

NEW DELHI. Indian traders hope that the new tender and the holiday demand from China can still support sesame seed prices. Due to heavy rainfall, the crop was significantly smaller than expected.