Oilseeds - Oilseeds

Sesame seeds: demand leaves much to be desired

November 3, 2022 at 4:56 PM , Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

NEW DELHI. Rain damage leads to lower demand for the new crop, and the lack of demand from overseas puts additional pressure on prices.

Rain damage makes goods less attractive

In the Indian sesame seed market, traders are reluctant to buy goods of the new crop. Rains had damaged parts of the plants still standing in the fields and buyers are not interested in sesame seeds that have considerable defects. According to market players, only 15-20% of the crop is suitable for processing into oil, which is why oil mills are also holding back on purchases.

Traders expect prices to remain at the current level - with slight fluctuations - until the end of the year. Experts do not expec

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
May 31, 2023
DALIAN. The current demand situation in the Chinese pumpkin seed market is not rosy, and market players report that consumption in China is declining and producers are struggling to cope. Meanwhile, sowing for the new crop has been completed.
May 30, 2023
NEW DELHI. The Indian government's decision to lift import duties on soybean and sunflower oil is weakening the peanut market and disappointing growers. This is compounded by the prospect of a large peanut crop.
May 25, 2023
NEW DELHI. Indian exporters were able to secure the bulk of the current sesame seed tender. Market players, however, do not expect a trend reversal in the price development.
May 24, 2023
SOFIA/KYIV. Ukrainian farmers' associations complain about the hurdles created by the preventive measures in the export of domestic agricultural products. Losses are also said to be high.