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Pumpkin seeds: buyers boycott high prices

February 27, 2023 at 4:36 PM , Der AUDITOR
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DALIAN. While speculators are trying to push up prices on the Chinese pumpkin seed market, buyers are only willing to buy the bare necessities. Nevertheless, prices are unlikely to decline for the time being.

Only the bare necessities

After the continuous price increases of the past weeks, farmgate prices for shine skins are currently holding at their level of CNY 19/kg, while GWS kernels are trading even more expensive at CNY 19.5/kg by now. However, this has not had the expected impact on export prices, which have remained stable for GWS kernels, while shine skin prices have actually fallen slightly. Shine skins, grade A are trading at USD 3,200/mt CFR EMP this week. Speculators are still eager to push prices higher, but they are running into trouble with buyers, who a

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