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Chinese Sunflower kernel: Demand leads to strong prices

by | Nov 22, 2021 | Oil Seeds, Sunflower Seeds

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Dalian: As the primary export market for sunflower seeds, China has entered the peak sales season, and the sunflower kernel market has also begun to improve. The domestic trade market is vast, and the demand is more significant than exports. Major food factories, wholesale markets and retailers have successively purchased many sunflower seeds and sunflower seed kernels, leading to an increase in the price of sunflower seed kernels. In terms of exports, sunflower seed kernels sell well, pumpkin seed kernels.

Orders increased in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Europe, while orders in the US market decreased. This year, Xinjiang’s sunflower seed production areas have reduced production on a large scale, and traders predict that the price of sunflower seeds will not decline in the short term. This week, the FOB Dalian or Tianjin price of confectionary-grade sunflower seed kernels is US$1640-1680/ton, and the FOB Tianjin or Dalian price of bakery-grade sunflower seed kernels is US$1610-1650/ton. The increase in domestic market demand has supported prices.

Market Price in Fob Tianjin, China for sunflower kernel

Product Name Chinese Sunflower kernel
Moisture 10% max
Confectionary Usd 1640-1680/mt
Bakery Usd 1610-1650/mt
Purity 99.95%
Loading 17mt /20GP
Package 25kg paper bag
Delivery 20  days after the contract

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