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market-update No. 92-2021 Chinese pumpkin seed kernels

2021-11-12 | Pumpkin Seed shipments delaying
The port of Dalian is partially locked down due to the covid wave that occurred there. The shipment rate is down. Fewer port workers and the low number of truck arrivals because of the infestation risk significantly slow down the shipment rate.

market-update No. 89-2021 Bulgarian sunflower seed kernels

2021-11-03 | Sunflower seed prices continue to rise significantly and do not indicate a recovery in 2022
The prices for sunflower seeds continue to rise very significantly. According to a recent analysis by the National Sunflower Association (NSA), this firm price trend will continue. The prices of vegetables (sunflower oils) had an 80% direct impact on sunflower seed kernel prices. The global volume of vegetable oils is at a 48-year low, and the NSA does not expect any easing in 2022. Sunflower oil has been one of the top 10 foods for years. In the meantime, sunflower seed kernels breached out and became one of them and have developed from a niche product to a staple food.

market-update No. 86-2021 Turkish Sultanas and Raisins

2021-11-01 | Turkish freights continuous the Rally!
The Steam Shipping Lines are updating their freight rates from Turkey to all destinations daily. Today you have to pay USD 3.100,00 per 40 feet Container or EURO 125,00 p.MT for a ”Door to Door”-delivery DAP you station. The sea freight is also climbing up to USD 75,00 per 20 feet Container CFR Hamburg/Rotterdam. All other ports pro/contra.

market-update No. 84-2021 Turkish sultanas/raisins

2021-10-29 | The Turkish Lira has recovered significantly after the massive crash in the last few days
After the mega interest rate cut last Thursday, 21.10.2021, the Turkish Lira fell to an all-time low of 9.8289 against the USD on 25.010.2021. Today, the Turkish Lira has recovered significantly to TRY 9.5826.

market-update No. 81-2021 Chinese pumpkin seed kernels

2021-10-26 | New crop shipments of Chinese pumpkin seed kernel come to a halt
We see a rapid consumption increase in China for electricity – in fact, too significant with a negative impact on economic growth. Our Chinese pumpkin seed shippers have a very high energy consumption on the process of kernels. The local authorities instructed the industry to slow production. The development of the logistic problems is also still negative. The rising processing and logistic costs guide to a significant delay in shipments, and supply is short! The prices are going only in one direction. Up!