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Pumpkin seeds: supplies running low

March 13, 2023 at 4:45 PM, Der AUDITOR
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DALIAN. Traders in China expect GWS kernel supplies to be sold out before the end of the season. Prospects are, in addition, far from encouraging for pumpkin seeds in 2023/2024.

More shine skins

While prices are relatively firm, traders state that only 4,000-5,000 mt of GWS kernels are available. Shine skin supplies, by contrast, comprise 70,000-80,000 mt. Trouble is also that processors hold most of the remaining GWS kernel supplies and expectation is that these volumes will be sold out before this year's crop arrives. Supplies ranged much higher last year.

Growers to switch to other products

Another issue to consider is that farmers have little incentive to grow GWS kernels. Profits have been way too 

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