Market report Grains and Seeds
Kernels & seeds overall
For sunflower seeds we have observed a stable market and it is expected to stay that way until they start seeding for the new harvest (May 2018).
Due to increased demand for sesame seeds we have observed a price increase. The demand from China usually has a significant influence on the price level, but the demand is currently low.
The Chinese government is currently very occupied with reducing the overall air pollution. As a consequence 70% of the plants who treat pumpkin seeds with heat had to shut down and only 15% of these plants are allowed to start again in 2018. We exclusively sell the heat-treated version.
The market price for pine nuts is stable to the extent that it is currently following the exchange rates. It is expected that the prices will start going up over the course of the year.