February 25, 2021 11:40 AM
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Flaxseed: run on more attractive alternatives

OTTAWA/NUR-SULTAN. Hopes are that flaxseed production will rise and prices may fall in Canada. Recently released import data for Germany reflects a clear trend in European demand.

 

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- a short market update on Eastern Europe and Canada
- new estimates from Canada and Germany
- the latest prices in Eastern Europe
price chart, flaxseed, brown, 99.9% purity, Eastern Europe
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CHRUDIM. What Czech poppy seed exports lacked at the beginning of the season was easily made up for by exports in recent months. In the meantime, however, market players are increasingly focusing on the new crop.
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Sunflower seeds: Russia's exports down by 50%
SOFIA/MOSCOW. Market players are optimistic about the 2021 sunflower seed crop, but are still hesitant to bid. Meanwhile, sunflower seed shipments from Russia have declined by 50% since the beginning of this season.
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Peanuts: adverse weather conditions delay US sowing
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Flaxseed: logistical challenges slow down trading activity
OTTAWA/NUR-SULTAN. Due to price disagreements and logistical hurdles, trading activity in the flaxseed market has slowed down noticeably. In Canada, last week's heat wave is causing concern for farmers.
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Pumpkin seeds: summer slump vs freight charges
BEIJING. Although demand for pumpkin kernels is rather subdued at present, traders are speculating about the development prices will take in the next few weeks. High freight charges still pose an enormous challenge. Some exporters in China have started to adapt their prices, but buyers in Europe may take advantage of the current market situation.
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Sesame seeds: supplies of hulled seeds may run low
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Sunflower seeds: cultivation of black seeds increases
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Blue poppy seeds: drastic price deviations for the new crop
CHRUDIM. Favourable weather conditions ensure that the Czech poppy seed crop is developing well, but a delayed start to the harvest is to be expected due to the cooler temperatures for a longer period of time.
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Peanuts: the market is in waiting mode
ATLANTA/BUENOS AIRES. Many buyers, especially in the EU, are currently holding back on new purchases. This is due to high stocks and market players waiting for the crops from Argentina and Brazil.
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Pumpkin seeds: freight costs show no sign of recovery
BEIJING. Freight costs for container shipments from China to Europe remain at the high level of last week. At the same time, market players report price adjustments for Shine Skin kernels.
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Harvest dates
Next harvest dates for Flaxseed
Country
Start of harvest
USA
7/1/21
Austria
8/1/21
Belgium
8/1/21
Czech Republic
8/1/21
Estonia
8/1/21
Finland
8/1/21
France
8/1/21
Germany
8/1/21
Hungary
8/1/21
Italy
8/1/21
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Crop sizes

Crop sizes for Flaxseed
Country
Year
Crop size
Kazakhstan
2019
1,007,244 mt
Russia
2019
809,427 mt
Canada
2019
486,000 mt
China
2019
350,000 mt
USA
2019
162,442 mt
India
2019
150,000 mt
France
2019
47,300 mt
United Kingdom
2019
26,700 mt
Argentina
2019
16,000 mt
Ukraine
2019
15,140 mt
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