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Pumpkin seeds: situation does not ease up

November 8, 2022 at 4:50 PM, Der AUDITOR
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DALIAN. Although market players had hoped for the opposite, the Covid situation in China continues to worsen and more and more cultivation areas are being locked up. This delays transport, creates a shortage of goods and causes prices to rise.

Market is tense

Contrary to the expectations of Chinese traders, prices for most pumpkin seed varieties have climbed again this week. The strict control policy due to the coronavirus infections in the growing areas makes transport extremely difficult and currently only few goods reach their buyers. Traders had reckoned that the situation would ease again in November, but the opposite is the case and the matter continues to worsen. In recent weeks, more infections have also appeared in China's big cities and more and more areas are being sealed off. New hopes are now

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