In the last two weeks of August, because of the news of heavy rains in the state of Gujarat in India, the sesame market resumes its sales in Brazil.
Ending a long pause in sesame sales, there was a firm demand for the product of Brazilian origin, mostly directed to the ports of Mundra and Nhava Sheva in India, between US$ 940 for K3 type and US$ 960 for Anahi type.
These figures were below the final costs of Brazilian producers. The final part of the harvested area showed a huge fall in productivity. About 15000 acres have yielded no more than 100 kilos per acre. The disappointment with the total productivity that will be on average 350 kilos disappointed the producers.
Little rain and extremely hot days were the causes of this low productivity. Another issue, which is being studied by the sector in Brazil, was that the loss caused using machines in the harvest will reach an average of 40%.
There is much to learn from this culture in Brazil and producers expect the research to advance to give competitiveness to the Brazilian sesame in the world market. Therefore, the current trend is that Brazilian sellers wait for better price levels to make new sales. And that demand in trades will return to its normal pace.
Najla Maira Gomes de Souza – Field Corretora
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