Oilseeds - Oilseeds

Pumpkin seeds: prices fall below last year's level

May 20, 2020 8:43 AM, Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

PEKING. The prices for Chinese pumpkin seeds in Grade A and Grade AA quality have rarely been as close to each other as they are this season. As a consequence, the price adjustments of the exporters have very different effects on the price level.

GWS kernels from USD 2,715 per metric tonne

The price reductions for pumpkin seeds, Grade A only ensured that the offers are still at the comparatively high level of the beginning of the year and thus USD 400 per metric tonne more expensive than in May 2019. In contrast to this, the export prices for pumpkin seeds, GWS, Grade AA are with EUR 2.80 per kg even slightly below last year's level.

Chinese traders continue to report low demand from abroad and it does not look like the situation is going to change soon. However, significantly lower prices are not expected in the coming months until the new crop arrives. The demand from domestic roasting plants is sufficient and keeps prices for shine skins at the current level, while prices for GWS seeds are also unlikely to decline much further due to lower availability, despite the lack of export demand.

Pumpkin kernels, China



GWS, Grade A


GWS, Grade AA


Shine Skin, Grade A


Shine Skin, Grade AA


CFR Hamburg

View more information
price chart pumpkin kernels, GWS, grade AA, China
price chart, pumpkin kernels, Shine Skin, grade AA, China
- more price charts

Attached Files

File icon
Price chart pumpkin seeds, GWS, Grade A
File icon
Price chart pumpkin seeds, GWS, Grade AA

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Dec 9, 2021
CHRUDIM/ANKARA. Subdued demand for poppy seeds has failed to impact prices in the Czech Republic. Exports range around 10% lower than last year.
Dec 8, 2021
SOFIA/KIEV. Harvest progress is still being reported from Russia and Ukraine. The Bulgarian market is quiet and hopes are on the new year. Transport issues are a problem, as in many places.
Dec 7, 2021
BEIJING. In addition to the low demand from overseas, there are also no enquiries from the domestic market despite the upcoming Chinese New Year. At the same time, freight rates are slightly higher again.
Dec 2, 2021
OTTAWA/NUR-SULTAN. The current flaxseed report from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada does not bring any relief. In Eastern Europe, flaxseed prices have stabilised at their high level.