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Blue popps seeds: prices range 40% lower than last year

December 17, 2020 10:53 AM, Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM. Although poppy seed export were far better in October than traders had anticipated, this season's export performance leaves much to be desired in the Czech Republic.

Monthly exports up on last year

Judging by the disappointment voiced by traders this season so far exports performed surprisingly well in October. At 3,000 mt, the volume exported is up 9% on September. Shipments are up in Austria (21.7% to 741 mt), Poland (287% to 565 mt) and Lithuania (477.8% to 208 mt). Shipments to Germany are also up 37% on September and range at 185 mt. By contrast, shipments to Russia have declined by 19.4% to 642 mt.

The Czech Republic shipped a total of 6,501 mt of poppy seeds overseas between August and October, a 4.3% declineon th

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