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Pumpkin seeds: prices hit five-year high

March 23, 2021 10:45 AM, Der AUDITOR
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BEIJING. Raw kernel prices have driven up export prices in China's pumpkin seed market. Attion is, meanwhile, shifting towards sowing.

Sowing is decisive

High raw kernel prices coupled with high cargo rates have driven up export prices bit by bit. Grade AA GWS pumpkin kernels are partly trading as high as USD 4,000/mt FOB Dalian. More reasonable prices rather range at USD 3,750-3,790/mt CFR Hamburg. Grade A GWS kernels cost USD 3,530-3,640/mt and Grade A Shine Skins USD 3,350-3,455/mt CFR Hamburg. Such high prices were last seen in January 2016.

Although market players hope that prices will remain firm, limited GWS kernel supplies may drive up the market over the next few months. The area s

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