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Sesame seeds: demand is behind schedule

January 11, 2024 at 11:18 AM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. Domestic demand for sesame seeds in India is usually high in the winter months, but as the cold temperatures have set in late this season, it has been unusually low so far. Indian exports are also declining slightly.

Low buying interest

Indian sesame seed prices have declined repeatedly over the past few months and are continuing their downward trend this week. The reason for this is the extremely weak domestic demand, which is particularly unusual for this time of the year. Traders had hoped for a surge in demand ahead of the Makar Sankrankti holiday, which is celebrated on 15 January this year, but with winter temperatures in India arriving late, this disrupted the supply chain and is also a major contributor to the price declines. However, as temperatures in India are now dro

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