Traders set prices at will
China's Golden Week holiday marks the founding of the People's Republic around 1 October and has prompted domestic demand for shine skin kernels to rise sharply. As only few traders still hold sufficient supplies they can set the prices they like and last year's crop is trading higher. Roasters and other processors have no other option but to accept these offers.
New crop in October
Although harvesting is progessing well, drying takes some time and arrivals will only start picking up in the second half of S