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Buckwheat: drought causes prices to rise

September 23, 2021 9:53 AM, Der AUDITOR
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BEIJING/KIEV. The buckwheat harvest continues to progress. In China, drought and good demand are driving up prices. Meanwhile, Germany has increased its imports by 50% year-on-year.

Harvest is progressing

Many growing countries are still in the middle of this year's buckwheat harvest. In Ukraine, a good half of the cultivated buckwheat area has already been harvested. With an average yield of 1.34 mt/ha, 62,600 mt of buckwheat have been harvested so far. Meanwhile, Chinese market players report that the drought has severely affected the crops in the north-western growing regions, and that in some cases there is not even enough to harvest in the fields to make the effort worthwhile. At the same time, there are reports of increasin

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