Oilseeds - Oilseeds

Pumpkin seeds: sluggish demand before the holidays

November 23, 2021 at 4:48 PM , Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

BEIJING. The Chinese pumpkin seed market is lacking demand, while speculators have had little success so far. The approaching Christmas holidays and Chinese New Year should ensure that there are only few price corrections in the export market.

Speculators try to drive up prices

Raw material supplies of Chinese pumpkin seed farmers continue to run low, which is why prices rose slightly this week. For shine skins, farmgate prices increased from CNY 17.50/kg to CNY 17.90/kg compared to last week. Most of the stocks are now with traders and speculators. Market players who have generously stocked up on pumpkin seeds to make money through speculation have had little success so far. In the meantime, not only is foreign demand low, but there are also fewer and fewer enquiries from th

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Apr 18, 2024
NEW DELHI. After the last tender from South Korea turned out to be a great disappointment for sesame seeds, things are looking much better in India in April. Question is in how far this will impact prices.
Apr 15, 2024
DALIAN. Sowing is underway for pumpkin seeds in China and will take about a month. Prices are on the decline.
Apr 15, 2024
NEW DELHI/BUENOS AIRES. Traders and stockists are forced to sell peanuts at a loss in India. Issue is that rising temperatures may cause diseases to spread. Harvesting is in full swing in Argentina.
Apr 11, 2024
OTTAWA/BRUSSELS. With the prospect of higher import tariffs for Russian flaxseed, European traders are worried about their business and fear massive price increases. Other growing countries such as India and Canada are coming into focus, but are not really an alternative for buyers at the moment.