Hardly any long-term contracts
Trading is very much subded for pumpkin seeds in China at present as export and domestic demand are low. Most exporters have enough stocks at their disposal to meet existing contracts and only few long-term contracts are being entered. Trouble, however, is that supplies are limited and that speculators hold large volumes meaning that prices will certainly remain high. GWS kernel supplies are particularly limited and the new crop will only arrive in five months.
Domestic demand, however, normally revives again in May and remains