Commodity and export prices up
The price of Chinese shine skins has risen slightly since last week. Market players cite increased demand from roasters and bakeries as the reason, as China celebrates both the Mid-Autumn Festival on 29 September and the National Day on 1 October. Pumpkin seeds and baked goods made from them are popular on both holidays. This has pushed up commodity prices for the new crop from an initial CNY 17-17.5/kg to CNY 18-18.5/kg as farmers have adjusted their prices to reflect rising market prices.
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