Lower crop forecasts
Prices on the Indian sesame seed market firmed this week. This is not so much due to the tender that will take place next week, but rather to the latest reports on the sesame seed crop. At the moment, they state that sesame seed production in India will be at least 20% lower than previously assumed. This encourages exporters and traders to stock up on sufficient goods ahead of time.
At the same time, imports are starting to weigh heavily on domestic prices. The first shipments from Brazil are already arriving and imports from Nigeria wil