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Sesame seeds: new crops are gradually reaching the markets

October 5, 2023 at 2:37 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/ABUJA. The Indian sesame seed market is currently quiet, and market players expect it to remain like this until the end of the month. In Nigeria, the first quantities from the new crop are available, which is putting pressure on prices.

Lack of enquiries slows trade

A few weeks before the new crop is available in the market, trading activity in the Indian sesame seed market remains moderate. Market players expect largely stable prices for the whole month of October, as neither domestic nor foreign enquiries are sufficient.

Pakistan is currently the biggest competitor for Indian sesame seed exporters; the suppliers there regularly supply China and Iran with sesame seeds. The country could therefore also have an advantage in the upcoming tender. South Korea has currently tendered 1,800 mt of

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