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Pumpkin seeds: speculators rely on tactics

October 12, 2021 9:48 AM, Der AUDITOR
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BEIJING. After prices had risen due to numerous speculative purchases, buyers are now following a new tactic. The most preferred kernels are still shine skins.

Farmgate prices to decline

At the end of September it became known that some speculators, who usually operate in the garlic market among others, had intervened in the pumpkin seed market by placing speculative purchases. Chinese traders now report that these purchases have been stopped for the time being due to the high prices. However, market players suspect tactical reasons: Fewer purchases are intended to bring prices down so that cheaper speculative purchases can be made again afterwards. Farmgate prices are initially expected to fall to

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