Peanuts: high aflatoxin values in Brazil

August 14, 2023 at 2:30 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/BRASÍLIA. Brazil's new peanut crop is highly promising. Yet, high aflatoxin and pesticide values are rendering shipments to the EU problematic. China, the most important buyer for peanuts in Sudan, will have to rethink its supply chain as the civil war wages on.

High prices in Argentina

Trading has gained traction in the global peanut market. High temperatures and a lack of water have impacted production in Argentina and the prices for blanched peanuts will range as high as USD 2,100-2,500/mt CFR Rotterdam. Sales will be next to impossible with such high rates.

Prospects may be much more encouraging in Brazil, but pesticides and aflatoxin tend to be a problem for shipments destined for Europe. Exports to Europe are, however, up this year. Heat and a lack of rain are delaying crop development in the Southwestern US,


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