India October mustard seed crushing up around 6% on month at 450,000 metric tonne.

Mustard oil mills across the country crushed 450,000 metric tonne of the oilseed in October, up nearly 6% from last month. Crushing of mustard seed in October improved on month because of a pick-up in arrivals in wholesale markets, as growers sold the commodity to raise money to arrange agri-inputs to saw rabi crops. Since the beginning of the crushing season in February, oil mills have crushed about 4.8 million metric tonne of mustard seed, compared with total supply of 5.0 million metric tonne during the period.