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Sesame seeds: crop in Gujarat falls short of expectations

June 13, 2024 at 4:23 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/MAPUTO. According to current estimates, the sesame seed crop in the Indian state of Gujarat will not be able to fulfil previous expectations. Meanwhile, market players are expecting high exports from Mozambique.

Crop cannot fulfil expectations

Despite slight price reductions, offers for Indian sesame seeds could become somewhat more expensive in the coming weeks. However, exporters are stocking up on goods in order to be able to fulfil tender shipments. However, the forecasts for the summer crop are said to have been overly optimistic. A production of more than 100,000 mt of sesame seeds had been predicted for Gujarat, but it currently looks as if the result will be less than 85,000 mt. Hulled sesame seeds, 99.9% purity are currently offered at a level of USD 2,215/mt CIF H

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