Market updates on pulses with up-to-date price trends
Fruit and Vegetables
Dec 6, 2023

Dried beans: China increases mung bean imports

BEIJING. According to the Chinese customs office, the country has significantly increased its mung bean imports from Uzbekistan. Snowfall is making loading difficult in some areas where black kidney beans are grown.
Dec 4, 2023

Chickpeas: farmers expand sowing

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Indian farmers have decided to expand their sowing despite heavy rainfall due to the significant price increase in recent weeks. The acreage in Canada could also be larger in 2024.
Nov 27, 2023

Chickpeas: price rally continues

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Prices on the Indian chickpea market are continuing their upward trend, and due to the shortage of goods, there is no end in sight for the time being. In Canada, market players are expecting a larger acreage for the new season.
Nov 20, 2023

Chickpeas: EU ups spending in 2023/2024

NEW DELHI/BRUSSELS. Rabi sowing is in full swing for chickpeas in India. As demand is high and prices are attractive this may prompt an uprise. EU chickpea imports have surged to a record high.
Nov 13, 2023

Chickpeas: differing price trends

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. In India, there were significant price increases over the course of the season, mainly due to the shortage of available goods. The crop was also small in Canada, but buyers are still holding back for the time being.
Fruit and Vegetables
Nov 8, 2023

Pulses: production planning becomes a matter for the ministry

ANKARA. It was recently decided in Turkey that production planning for various agricultural products will now be the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture. The fact that pulses have a low water requirement should benefit the sector in Turkey, where water is scarce.
Nov 6, 2023

Chickpeas: Russia competes with Canada

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. In India, the focus is on the new sowing, while Canada wants to expand the area under cultivation in 2024. Russia is also increasingly on the agenda, although the quality of the goods plays a decisive role here.
Fruit and Vegetables
Nov 1, 2023

Dried beans: lower production in China

BEIJING. China's 2023/2024 adzuki bean crop may be smaller than last year, yet carry-in supplies should compensate for shortfalls. A similar situation persists for black kidney beans. The prices for red kidney beans are still on the rise.
Oct 30, 2023

Chickpeas: farmers in Canada look ahead to new season

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Trading has gained traction in Canada as producers are already buying seeds for 2024/2025. Although trading is largely subdued in India, the market should not be udnerestimated.
Oct 23, 2023

Chickpeas: further price corrections

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Chickpea prices in India have fallen slightly again, but this situation could change soon due to low stocks and global political tensions. In Canada, market players continue to wait impatiently for official production estimates.
Oct 16, 2023

Chickpeas: supply and demand not the only issue

NEW DELHI. Supply and demand normally shape the market. But at present there are other global and local factors that are playing into developments for chickpeas.
Oct 9, 2023

Chickpeas: large varieties become scarce in Canada

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. While the quality of the Canadian crop is convincing, there is a decline in production and a large part of the chickpeas are relatively small. Meanwhile, low stocks keep prices in India stable.
Fruit and Vegetables
Oct 4, 2023

Dried beans: prices for red kidney beans extremely high

BEIJING. The high prices for Chinese red kidney beans are discouraging buyers, so there is currently little trade. Exports of black kidney beans, meanwhile, are declining sharply, and the situation is similar in the mung bean market.
Oct 2, 2023

Chickpeas: political tensions cause concern for traders

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. After the Canadian government accused India of murdering a Sikh separatist in Canada, there is outrage in India and political tensions between the countries are on the rise. This could also have an impact on trade.
Sep 25, 2023

Chickpeas: NAFED sells stocks

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Price increases in the Indian domestic market have prompted NAFED to release parts of its stocks for sale. Meanwhile, the market in Canada is stable.
Sep 12, 2023

Chickpeas: EU imports surge in 2023/2024

BRUSSELS/NEW DELHI. As plant-based diets are highly popular and demand for protein crops is increasing global demand is on the rise for chickpeas. This certainly holds true for the EU, where imports have surged in 2023/2024.
Fruit and Vegetables
Sep 7, 2023

Pulses: Turkey increases exports

ANKARA. Turkish exports of pulses, oilseeds and cereals were more than 10% higher in the first seven months of the year compared to the same period last year. Nevertheless, there are still hurdles that market players are increasingly trying to overcome.
Fruit and Vegetables
Sep 6, 2023

Dried beans: sharp price declines for black kidney beans

BEIJING. Weak demand has caused prices for Chinese black kidney beans to decline significantly. The low buying interest is also still felt in the other bean markets.
Sep 4, 2023

Chickpeas: questionable yield decline in Canada

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. According to the latest data from StatsCan, the chickpea acreage in Canada is said to have increased, but at the same time yields are said to be surprisingly low; not all market players agree with that. In India, there have been slight price declines.
Aug 28, 2023

Chickpeas: inflation drives up prices

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Price hikes in the Indian chickpea market continue; global inflation and commodity shortages are exerting decent pressure here. In Canada, market players prefer to wait and see for the time being.
Aug 21, 2023

Chickpeas: price increases continue

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Due to the shortage on the global market, chickpea prices continue to rise in the important growing countries. There is no relief in sight for the time being, but some buyers still prefer to wait and see.
Aug 14, 2023

Chickpeas: supplies sell immediately

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Buyers in India are quick to act as soon as chickpeas become available. Issue is that stocks are running low. Activities are less dynamic in Canada.
Fruit and Vegetables
Aug 8, 2023

Pulses: odd export restrictions apply in Turkey

ANKARA/OTTAWA. New export regulations apply in Turkey for red lentils and chickpeas. Harvesting is well underway for lentils and peas in Canada, but news could be better.
Aug 7, 2023

Chickpeas: quality issues in Canada

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Quality is leaving much to be desired in Canada as local reports state. Supplies are running low in India and challenges persist in other origins, which are impacting the prices for chickpeas.
Fruit and Vegetables
Aug 2, 2023

Dried beans: low demand in summer

BEIJING. In the summer months, buying interest in the Chinese pulse market usually wanes, and beans are no exception this year. There are also reports from the growing regions of difficulties in loading the goods.
Fruit and Vegetables
Jul 31, 2023

Dried lentils: large price disparity

OTTAWA/ANKARA. In Canada, buyers are wondering about the large price differential between red and green lentils; market experts reckon that there could be adjustments soon. The outlook for the Turkish crop this year is very promising.
Jul 31, 2023

Chickpeas: Russia increases production significantly

ANKARA/NEW DELHI. Both Turkey and Russia are expected to have a very good chickpea production this year; the situation is different in Australia. In India, prices continue to rise due to high demand.
Jul 24, 2023

Chickpeas: low arrivals drive up prices

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Heavy rains and the current sowing season mean that only small quantities of chickpeas are reaching Indian markets; this is pushing up prices, especially as demand is high. In Canada, yields may be lower than hoped.
Fruit and Vegetables
Jul 19, 2023

Dried lentils: smaller acreage in North America

OTTAWA/ANKARA. Lentil acreage in the US and Canada is smaller this season, which is expected to tighten supplies. In Australia, farmers are hoping for rain, while the outlook for Turkey is promising.
Jul 17, 2023

Chickpeas: mixed growing conditions in Canada

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. While some Canadian growing areas are blessed with adequate moisture, others are experiencing drought conditions that will reduce yields. In India, prices have fallen slightly; however, this is likely to be short-lived.
Jul 10, 2023

Chickpeas: demand is unabated

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Buying interest for Indian chickpeas remains strong despite high prices and market experts believe that no price reductions are in sight for the time being. In Canada, estimates for this year's season vary.
Fruit and Vegetables
Jul 5, 2023

Dried beans: prices for adzuki beans have increased

BEIJING. While prices for adzuki beans have increased a little, the situation on the other Chinese bean markets is largely different. Demand still leaves much to be desired and the drought is causing problems for farmers.
Jul 3, 2023

Chickpeas: Canada hopes for rain

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. In the growing regions of western Canada, chickpea growers are hoping for rainfall as drought is adversely affecting yields. In India, there continues to be a shortage of high quality chickpeas.
Jun 26, 2023

Chickpeas: NAFED purchases exceed expectations

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. NAFED has again purchased large quantities of chickpeas in India, much to the relief of growers. In Canada, the situation remains unclear, but much points to harvest delays.
Jun 19, 2023

Chickpeas: it's a waiting game in Canada

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. While Indian market players are currently keeping an eye on the shortage of goods, Canadian traders are still waiting for international demand to finally pick up. Meanwhile, German imports have increased.
Jun 12, 2023

Chickpeas: things go terribly wrong

NEW DELHI. Anticipations of a bumper crop prompted suppliers to slash the prices for chickpeas in India. This has now, however, backfired as sellers are in short supply.
Jun 5, 2023

Chickpeas: supply squeeze looms on the horizon

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. As the crops range below expectations in India and Mexico, supplies may become squeezed in the international market. Naturally, this will impact the prices for chickpeas. Producers in India can, however, count on some financial support.
Fruit and Vegetables
May 31, 2023

Dried beans: sowing is almost complete

BEIJING. While sowing is almost complete in China, the dried bean market continues to be sluggish with little trading taking place. This also leaves prices largely stagnant.
May 30, 2023

Chickpeas: NAFED stocks up

NEW DELHI. The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) has already purchased 2 million mt of chickpeas in the current season. Most of the goods comes from Madhya Pradesh. In Canada, meanwhile, sowing is in full swing.
Fruit and Vegetables
May 24, 2023

Dried lentils: high production estimates

OTTAWA/NEW DELHI. If the current production estimates for 2023 come true, the global lentil crop would record the second highest yield in history. A tender from India has caused surprise in the market.
May 22, 2023

Chickpeas: demand picks up

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Traders in both the Indian and Canadian markets report increased buying interest. One problem, however, is the scarce availability. Meanwhile, sowing has started in Canada.
May 15, 2023

Chickpeas: supplies are shrinking

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. In Canada, chickpea stocks are currently the lowest since 2018 - some relief could come from an increase in acreage. India is also experiencing some shortages.
May 8, 2023

Chickpeas: demand from China increased massively

NEW DELHI/BRUSSELS. Indian market players are delighted with China's great buying interest, which includes chickpeas as well as other pulses. Meanwhile, EU imports have increased only slightly in terms of volume, while the development of the import value is remarkable.
Fruit and Vegetables
May 3, 2023

Dried lentils: speculation shapes the market

OTTAWA. According to Chelmer Foods, various speculations and rumours are currently doing the rounds in the lentil market. This concerns especially the demand situation in India, but also the price development in Canada and the crop prospects in Europe.
May 2, 2023

Chickpeas: demand leaves much to be desired

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Despite tight supply, Indian chickpea traders complain that there is not enough buying interest. This is also true for other pulses. In Canada, however, demand is expected to increase.
Fruit and Vegetables
Apr 26, 2023

Dried beans: price declines with one exception

BEIJING. Due to low demand, the Chinese market for dried beans has seen some significant price declines - with one exception. The prospect of price increases in the near future is rather slim.
Fruit and Vegetables
Apr 26, 2023

Pulses: export decline to be cushioned

ANKARA. The severe earthquakes that shook Turkey at the beginning of the year have also had an impact on exports of pulses. Massive countermeasures are now to be taken.
Apr 24, 2023

Chickpeas: Indian industry on the rise

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. India's chickpea exports are reported to have doubled year-on-year - bringing with it both advantages and disadvantages. There is still a lot of uncertainty about this year’s acreage in Canada and the USA.