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Sesame seeds: new crop is pouring in

July 4, 2024 at 10:40 AM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/BRUSSELS. Harvesting is nearly complete for sesame seeds in Gujarat. Although large volumes are arriving, prices are expected to rise. Shipping is quite a challenge for exporters in Brazil. EU imports surged in 2023/2024.

Daily arrivals of up to 1,500 mt in India

Harvesting is nearly complete in India's main producing state of Gujarat. Approximately 80,000-85,000 mt of sesame seeds have already arrived in the market. Daily arrivals of white sesame seeds vary from 20,000 to 25,000 bags of 60 kg each in Gujarat and from 700 to 800 bags in Tamil Nadu. In the districts of  Mandsaur and Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh weekly arrivals range at 12,000 to 15,000 bags.

Despite arrivals picking up, the market is rather stable at present. Issue is that irrational hikes in sea freight rat

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