Market updates on pulses with up-to-date price trends
Jan 23, 2023

Chickpeas: mysterious January trend

NEW DELHI. Traders are puzzled by the turn the prices for chickpeas have taken in India this year so far.
Jan 10, 2023

Chickpeas: surprising turn

NEW DELHI. While chickpea sowing is underway in India, supplies remain tight. Prices have, however, taken a rather surprising turn.
Dec 19, 2022

Chickpeas: demand picks up in Canada

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. While supply shortages are dominating the trade in India, the hoped-for increase in demand has finally taken place in Canada.
Dec 12, 2022

Chickpeas: hardly any goods left

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Demand currently exceeds supply in India, and no relief is expected here until the arrival of the new crop in March/April next year. In Canada, the crop has been significantly higher than last year, but trade is rather sluggish.
Dec 5, 2022

Chickpeas: wedding season boosts demand

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. High demand in the wake of the Indian wedding season is meeting with very tight supplies, causing prices to increase. Meanwhile, the market in Canada remains quiet.
Fruit and Vegetables
Dec 1, 2022

Pulses: Turkey increases red lentil exports by 80%

ANKARA. Turkey is one of the leading cultivating countries of pulses such as chickpeas, lentils and dried beans. According to statistics, exports of these products have been significantly lower this year in some cases.
Fruit and Vegetables
Nov 30, 2022

Dried beans: new adzuki bean crop available

BEIJING. The harvest of red adzuki beans has started, but the new crop is slow to reach the markets; some farmers are unwilling to sell at current prices. Meanwhile, prices for black kidney beans have risen noticeably.
Nov 28, 2022

Chickpeas: no price drops for now

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Low supplies and the prospect of increased demand at Christmas time are causing prices to climb in the Indian chickpea market. Canadian traders are also keeping a close eye on the situation in India.
Nov 21, 2022

Chickpeas: supply squeeze to turn worse

NEW DELHI. Chickpea supplies are tight and with sowing about to start in India the situation is getting worse.
Nov 14, 2022

Chickpeas: low stocks keep prices stable

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The Indian chickpea market saw further price increases as low supply meets relatively high demand. The situation is similar in Canada.
Nov 7, 2022

Chickpeas: heavy rains delay sowing

NEW DELHI. Heavy rains and floods have delayed chickpea sowing in most parts of India. Supplies are also low.
Fruit and Vegetables
Nov 1, 2022

Dried beans: low demand puts pressure on prices

BEIJING. Although the new crops have now arrived on the markets, there is hardly any buying interest, so prices are declining. Overall, there is little positive to report here at the moment.
Oct 24, 2022

Chickpeas: government decision affects market

NEW DELHI. The way the Indian chickpea market develops in the near future depends largely on what the government plans to do with its remaining stocks. However, there is already good news for farmers.
Oct 10, 2022

Chickpeas: traders' hands are tied

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The Indian government's sales have shaken up the market and put traders under pressure. Meanwhile, in Canada, the harvest is coming to an end and farmers are sounding out their goods.
Sep 26, 2022

Chickpeas: imports are not profitable

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Due to the government's decision to sell their goods at lower prices for social projects, Indian traders' confidence has suffered greatly. Meanwhile, prices have risen slightly again.
Fruit and Vegetables
Sep 21, 2022

Dried beans: new crop arrives

BEIJING. While the prices for red kidney beans have risen, the opposite is the case for black kidney and adzuki beans. Harvesting is in full swing in China and the new crop is arriving in the market.
Sep 19, 2022

Chickpeas: early sowing in Maharashtra

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Government intervention in the Indian market has caused temporary irritation. Meanwhile, lower yields are expected in Canada and Mexico, which should support prices.
Sep 12, 2022

Chickpeas: massive drop in production in Australia

NEW DELHI/CANBERRA. Chickpea production in Australia could be more than 40% lower this season, according to experts. In India, interesting developments are currently taking place in the chickpea market.
Sep 5, 2022

Chickpeas: traders hope for demand to increase

NEW DELHI. The Indian organisation NAFED still owns most of the available commodities, but does not release them for sale due to low market prices. The arrival of the Tanzanian crop is likely to put additional pressure on sales.
Fruit and Vegetables
Aug 31, 2022

Dried beans: prices for adzuki beans dropped massively

BEIJING. Prices for Chinese adzuki beans are currently declining sharply, and the situation is similar on the mung bean market. Meanwhile, the new crop of red kidney beans will soon be available.
Aug 29, 2022

Chickpeas: price rally stopped for now

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Prices of Indian chickpeas were on an upward trend for months - now there have been slight declines, which are, however, not likely to last. In Canada, crop prospects remain uncertain.
Aug 22, 2022

Chickpeas: supplies retained

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) is still holding large chickpea volumes with the government far from keen on releasing stocks. Yet, this situation is about to change. Farmers are getting ready to harvest in Canada.
Aug 15, 2022

Chickpeas: demand leaves much to be desired

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Demand for Indian chickpeas is currently lower than usual at this time of the year, and traders are not reaping the profits they had hoped for despite rising prices. In Canada, the crop is likely to be smaller than hoped.
Aug 8, 2022

Chickpeas: high prices and satisfied traders

NEW DELHI. There is still no end in sight to the price hikes in the Indian chickpea market and August is also expected to be a promising month. However, two factors could put pressure on prices.
Fruit and Vegetables
Aug 8, 2022

Dried beans: summer is low season

BEIJING. As usual, trading activity on the Chinese dried bean markets has slowed down a bit in the summer, so many prices are also declining. However, the situation is different for adzuki beans.
Jul 25, 2022

Chickpeas: storms cause concern among Canadian growers

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Heavy rains in India are causing less goods to reach local markets, which is firming prices. In Canada, too, the focus is currently on the weather, as heavy hailstorms in Alberta could lead to yield losses.
Jul 18, 2022

Chickpeas: no end to price increases in sight

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Chickpea prices are stable to slightly rising in both India and Canada and market players expect prices to continue climbing in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, there is still disagreement about the quality of the Canadian crop.
Jul 11, 2022

Chickpeas: supplies at risk

NEW DELHI. With growers warning of a global supply squeeze for chickpeas countries largely depending on pulses as an important protein source may be hard-hit. Stocks are indeed running low in many importing countries as traders in India report.
Jul 4, 2022

Chickpeas: quality varies

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. In India, the differences in quality are high this year, depending on the growing region. Expensive fuel prices are also taking their toll here, while the situation in Canada and the USA is easing.
Fruit and Vegetables
Jun 29, 2022

Dried beans: shortage likely to drive up prices

BEIJING. Supply is likely to be tight for some Chinese bean varieties this season, which will also be reflected in prices in the longer term. Heavy rains in southern China are limiting trading activities.
Jun 27, 2022

Chickpeas: long-awaited precipitation in North America

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. After persistent price declines, Indian traders are happy about the slight increase last week. The mood on the markets in the USA and Canada is also improving noticeably since the hoped-for rains have arrived.
Jun 20, 2022

Chickpeas: effective strategy of farmers

NEW DELHI. Indian growers are pursuing a strategic plan to drive the permanently declining prices for chickpeas back up - and their plan might actually work. Meanwhile, the government continues to buy large quantities.
Jun 13, 2022

Chickpeas: government buys large quantities

NEW DELHI. The Indian government is currently buying large quantities of chickpeas to the relief of farmers, with the minimum support price even being almost a fifth above current spot market prices. Overall, inflation is giving market players a hard time.
Fruit and Vegetables
Jun 13, 2022

Dried beans: acreage in China is shrinking

BEIJING. For both red kidney beans and mung beans, Chinese market players expect smaller acreages this year. This is already having an impact on prices.
May 30, 2022

Chickpeas: gamble over rumoured change to agri-imports

NEW DELHI. As inflation has hit an eight-year high in India and the government is hiking interest rates this has impacting trading activities for chickpeas. Rumour also has it that a massive policy change for agricultural imports is in the making. This high degree of uncertainty is giving rise to scepticism and speculations.
May 23, 2022

Chickpeas: suppliers on edge over inflation

NEW DELHI. India’s chickpea market is on edge at the moment. Traders are concerned over a liquidity crisis and the public is voicing fears of a recession. Analysts are, however, urging suppliers to keep it cool.
May 16, 2022

Chickpeas: North America's acreages are shrinking

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Not only in Canada, but also in the USA and Argentina, smaller chickpea acreages are expected this season. This is likely to increase interest in Indian goods, also because availability in the Black Sea region is declining significantly.
May 9, 2022

Chickpeas: high availability puts pressure on prices

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The high prices at the beginning of April have prompted many Indian producers to release their goods for sale. As a result, large quantities are now available, which in turn has led to price reductions. In North America, however, prices are more stable.
Fruit and Vegetables
May 3, 2022

Dried beans: quality is decisive

BEIJING. Demand on the Chinese dried bean market is slowly recovering, but the price development is strongly dependent on the quality of the goods. Meanwhile, the difficult transport situation seems to be easing further.
May 2, 2022

Chickpeas: expected price increases in North America

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The upward trend for Indian commodity prices has been halted for the time being, which also affects export prices. Meanwhile, price increases are expected in Canada and Mexico, not least because Russia's exports are likely to decline significantly.
Apr 25, 2022

Chickpeas: temporary price reductions

NEW DELHI. Export prices for Indian chickpeas have declined, but market players are sure that this will be short-lived. Commodity prices are also expected to rise soon.
Apr 19, 2022

Chickpeas: smaller crop and lower imports

NEW DELHI. The prospect of a low crop due severe damage in Maharashtra, as well as a decline in imports from Sudan, means that less goods than hoped for are available this season. This is pushing prices steadily higher.
Apr 11, 2022

Chickpeas: price trend continues

NEW DELHI. Prices for Indian chickpeas continue to increase thanks to good demand and the prospect of a relatively small crop. The situation is similar to last year.
Fruit and Vegetables
Apr 4, 2022

Dried beans: supply difficulties impact trading in China

BEIJING. Transportation coupled with staff shortages are an issue in China and measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 have excacerbated the problem. This has also impacted trading with kidney, mung and adzuki beans.
Apr 4, 2022

Chickpeas: crop to fall short of expectations

NEW DELHI. Producers report that India's chickpea crop will be much smaller than last year. Adverse weather conditions have impacted yields. High prices are also putting off buyers at present.
Fruit and Vegetables
Mar 1, 2022

Dried beans: low demand and price discussions

BEIJING. Chinese market players report that the trade of dried beans is rather sluggish on both the domestic and export markets. In addition, there are disagreements on prices.
Fruit and Vegetables
Jan 17, 2022

Dried beans: dull markets due to Chinese New Year

BEIJING. Chinese market players report sluggish sales and little movement on the markets; the focus is already on the period after the Chinese New Year, which is celebrated from 1 February.