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Chinese Pumpkin kernel: Pumpkin seed prices have passed their peak?

by | Oct 7, 2021 | Oil Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds

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Dalian: China’s pumpkin seeds are currently out of stock, prices are generally high, the market is turbulent, and prices are volatile. Due to differences in inventory and product quality, the quotations of different exporters in different regions vary considerably. Farmers have increased planting costs and are reluctant to sell them at low prices. Exporters predict that after waiting for the new grains to be listed on the market, there is a risk that prices will fall. Traders dare not rush to buy the goods, and importers are more cautious in purchasing. At present, it is mainly based on inquiry.

Exporters believe that prices will be relatively stable after the new products enter the market in mid-to-late October. It is recommended that importers purchase at the end of October. In addition, some shipping companies reported that ocean freight rates in the current shipping market have begun to fall slightly. The price of bare organic pumpkin seed kernels reaches US$4.070-4.100 per ton, and the export volume is minimal, mainly in the US market. The reference prices of shine skin pumpkin kernel A, AA, GWS pumpkin kernel A, AA are as follows. Most buyers report that the price is too high, and they are mainly waiting and watching.

Current Market Price in FOB Dalian, China for Pumpkin kernel

Product Name Chinese pumpkin kernel
Moisture 10% max
Package 12.5×2 vacuum bag
Purity 99.95%/
Loading 17mt /20GP
Shine skin kernel AA EU standard Usd 3950/mt
Shine skin kernel A EU standard Usd 3800/mt
GWS AA    EU standard Usd 3920/mt
GWS A    EU standard Usd 3750/mt
Nop Org. Shine skin kernel A A Usd 4070-4100/mt
Delivery 20 days after the contract

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