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Sesame seeds: smaller acreage for the summer crop

March 10, 2022 at 12:50 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. Apart from South Korea's sesame seed tenders, foreign demand for Indian sesame seeds is severely limited. Stricter requirements for shipments to the EU are putting pressure on the market, while sesame seed farmers are reacting to the last disappointing crops by reducing the acreage.

South Korea buys another 4,200 mt

After the last sesame seed tender from South Korea was not fully utilised, there was another tender this week. This time 4,500 mt of sesame seeds were requested, but again not all bids were accepted. Altogether, South Korea bought another 4,200 mt of sesame seeds this week. Some Indian companies were awarded the contract, so that all in all 2,700 mt of sesame seeds will be delivered at prices of USD 1,878-1,890 /mt. In addition, 600 mt each will be contributed from Nigeria and Togo, and another 300 mt of sesame seeds will come from

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