India August mustard seed crushing down 18% on month at 450,000 tonne.

Oil mills across the country crushed 450,000 tonne of mustard seed in August, down over 18% from the previous month. Crushing of mustard seeds in August was lower than 550,000 tonne in July due to lower arrivals in wholesale markets. Tepid offtake from oil millers and mustard meal exporters also slowed the pace of crushing. Since the beginning of the mustard season in February, oil mills have crushed about 3.9 million tonne of mustard seed, compared to total arrivals of 4.22 million tonne during the period.