KIEV/WARSAW. Although the transit traffic to western Europe is on the rise, Poland heavily limits the number of available freight transport licenses every year. Traders report that the situation has escalated as 2,000 trucks are stuck at the border waiting to be granted access to Poland.
BEIJING. Buyers of pumpkin seeds from China are currently resorting to Snow Whites, as prices are lower than for GWS and Shine Skins. A decline in prices can only be expected after the Chinese New Year.
HAMBURG. The rapeseed and canola market has caught up with the trade, which was caused by US crude oil inventories having declined surprisingly. However, Canada is heading towards a canola harvest of 20 million metric tonnes.
FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS. Reports in Germany state that milk arrivals have reached their season low. The Milk Producers Association in Bavaria (MVB) reports that the Christmas sales continue at a high level in the retail market. EU butter exports have further improved in September.