Market Report: January 2019

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Well guess what, the primary focus for the next few days in UK and probably EU is the Brexit deal acceptance or not. In the US they are concentrating on re opening government since it closed over the Mexican border wall funding dispute. Generally stock markets have reacted recently to concern over a global slowdown in 2019, fueled without doubt by continuing generally weak/poor Chinese performance figures. If this continues, we would expect to see safe haven currencies. Traditionally US dollar, Swiss Franc, Sterling and Euro. These last two may not be the safe havens they were in the past however!

General news

Things have started with a surprise in China on organic products, where changing EU regulations have caught suppliers out. The demands are now for more extensive testing, and this will undoubtedly lead to increase in prices as the costs are passed on. We will learn more about the reaction later, but certainly shipments have been delayed.

Staying with China, their Spring festival takes places next month, this will lead to a disruption in shipments, which when combined with Brexit end March could lead to stocking problems. So, we urge clients to be well prepared before second half January.

To remind all readers we have readily available in stock an increasing range of ancient grains and speciality seeds such as:

  • Quinoa (red, black, and white) Amaranth
  • Hulled buckwheat
  • Kalongi
  • Chia
  • Comprehensive range of Organic variants

Finally, we have ideas and suggestions of a variety of alternative seeds for those looking for a little creativity!

In this report:

  • Pumpkinseed kernels
  • Sunflower seed kernels
  • Linseed
  • Sesame seed
  • Hulled millet
  • Poppy seed

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