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China's imports of African sesame grow with increasing demand

Sesame Seed
China
Mali
Mozambique
Published Mar 15, 2023

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Waigaoqiao Port in east China's Shanghai Municipality saw 1,845 tons of sesame imported from Africa this year as of March 3, up 4.3 times over the same period last year, according to Xinhua. China is the largest import market for African sesame, while Waigaoqiao has become a major port of entry for that product to Shanghai. In the first two months of this year, sesame imports came mainly from Mali, Togo, Mozambique, Niger and Tanzania. In this context, Wu Zhigang, owner of a grain and oil company in Kunshan City, east China's Jiangsu Province, said that thanks to the high quality and low price of African sesame, it is mainly used to extract edible oil. Data from Shanghai customs showed that ports in this municipality imported more than 40,000 tons of African agricultural products, including sesame, in the first two months of 2023, with a value exceeding 100 million US dollars.

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Waigaoqiao Port in east China's Shanghai Municipality saw 1,845 tons of sesame imported from Africa this year as of March 3, up 4.3 times over the same period last year, according to Xinhua. China is the largest import market for African sesame, while Waigaoqiao has become a major port of entry for that product to Shanghai. In the first two months of this year, sesame imports came mainly from Mali, Togo, Mozambique, Niger and Tanzania. In this context, Wu Zhigang, owner of a grain and oil company in Kunshan City, east China's Jiangsu Province, said that thanks to the high quality and low price of African sesame, it is mainly used to extract edible oil. With the increasing demand for sesame oil products in the Chinese market, Wu plans to import more than 10,000 tons of African sesame this year, which is much more than ...
Source: Almalnews
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