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Pumpkin seeds: Covid slows trading

October 19, 2022 at 9:56 AM , Der AUDITOR
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DALIAN. As Covid-19 infections are on the rise many pumpkin growing areas are currently inaccesible in China, which is causing delays. Prices have, however, declined for GWS and Shine Skin kernels.

No access to growing areas

The pandemic still has a strong hold on daily life in China. As infection rates are high many areas in the northeastern parts of the country, where shine skin and GWS kernels are produced, have been closed off. Trading has nearly come to a standstill and suppliers are unable to obtain new seeds. As there is little option but to wait and it is by no means certain when the closed off areas will be reopened again exporters have to be extremely patient and shipments will most certainly be delayed.

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