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Pumpkin seeds: price increases have begun

October 31, 2022 at 12:47 PM, Der AUDITOR
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DALIAN. Closures of cultivation areas due to rising infection levels and the resulting commodity shortages have pushed up farmgate prices. In addition, speculators, who had a major impact on the market last year, are now entering the scene.

Commodity prices on an upward trend

Slowly but surely, the increases in commodity prices hoped for by growers seem to be materialising. Compared to last week, prices for shine skins have climbed from CNY 16.8 to CNY 17.2/kg, and GWS kernels are now trading at CNY 16.5/kg instead of CNY 16.2. Chinese roasters have become more interested in buying shine skins, which has led to an increase in domestic demand. The Covid-related closures of many growing areas and the resulting lower availability are also contributing to the price increases. In the case of GWS kernels, th

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