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Pumpkin seeds: exporters desperate to part with stocks

June 23, 2020 2:55 PM, Der AUDITOR
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BEJING. The coronavirus crisis has changed consumer behaviour in many countries. This trend also has an impact on the pumpkin seed market.

Reference prices for the new crop

Market players report that many traders still hold around 200-300 metric tonnes of shine skin kernels. Problem is that these supplies were purchase at relatively high prices and now need to be sold off as quickly as possible. Cautious voices warn that this year's rise in acreage does not necessarily entail a larger production since unfavourable weather conditions may impact yields. Market players, however, report that the plants have developing well so far. Prices are expected to range at USD 2.95-3.00 per kg CFR Hamburg at the start of the season. Although sowing for GWS kernels has declined this year, production is expected to meet demand in 2020/2021. The the new crop is expected to trade in a similar range as now.

Pumpkin kernels, China

Type

USD/kg

GWS, grade A

2.58-2.70

GWS, Grade AA

2.65-2.75

Shine Skin, Grade A

2.64-2.85

Shine Skin, Grade AA

3.18-3.30

CFR Hamburg

 

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