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Sesame seeds: crop estimates vary widely

November 23, 2023 at 4:57 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/ABUJA. While the official forecasts promise a good sesame seed crop for the Indian market, crop damage could prevent this quantity from being achieved.

Winter season ensures good demand

Since the Diwali celebrations in India, sesame seed prices have been on the rise. During the winter season, there is also increased demand for the oilseed in the domestic market, which should give prices an additional boost. At the same time, market players expect the price increase to remain within reasonable limits.

Sesame seeds from India are already more expensive than in other growing countries, which is why international competition should not be ignored when setting prices. Otherwise, demand could shift, especially in

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