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Pumpkin seeds: GWS highly popular with speculators

September 28, 2020 at 2:32 PM, Der AUDITOR
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BEIJING. Holidays are about to start in China. While the prices for Shine Skins are expected to decline further, speculators continue to romp in the GWS market.

Prices range USD 0.50/kg higher than last year

Hulled GWS pumpkin kernels are highly popular with speculators this season. The market is small enough to create artificial supply squeezes and to drive up prices with a few targeted investments. Added to this, demand is nearly exclusively limited to the export market. Some suppliers, therefore, already refrain from offering GWS kernels at all. The few offers that do exist range at USD 2.87/kg CFR Hamburg, nearly USD 0.50/kg more expensive than last year. Similarly high prices were last seen in autumn 2017. Although mar

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