India and the Sesame Seeds Market

Today, India ranks first in the production of sesame seeds around the world. It is a country which exports white, black and red/brown sesame seeds in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Sesame seeds are consumed in the form of raw/roasted seeds as well as oil. Black sesame seeds are mostly used to extract oil, due to its high oil producing properties, and the white and brown sesame seeds are added to food.

India produces sesame seeds which can yield around 40% to 50% of the oil. These seeds are used for various reasons across the globe and are also one of the oldest oil seeds known to humans. The seeds are multipurpose and utilized in many countries. In India, around 80% of sesame seeds are grown in the monsoon season, also known as the Kharif season. Hence, sesame seeds markets can be affected due to various factors. Mentioned below are a few;

1.    One of the biggest factors that affect the traders of sesame seeds and also the market is the weather. Sudden change in the weather takes a toll on the production of sesame seed crops – decreasing its output. The southwest monsoon also plays a significant role in this process by determining the production in the area where the seeds are sown and fluctuating its prices. 

2.    Sesame seed oil is also exported on a larger scale from India. Its oil market is affected as soon as the prices of the competitive oils like soy oil, mustard oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, and cottonseed oil change.

3.    The consumption of this oil increases during festivals and celebrations in India as well as abroad resulting into the increase in price.

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