Market updates on pulses with up-to-date price trends
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.
Apr 17, 2023

Chickpeas: uncertain situation in North America

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. While stocks are running low on the Indian market, Canadian market players are worried about the development of the new crop. Meanwhile, Germany has increased its imports.
Apr 11, 2023

Chickpeas: India records high export value

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The export value of India's chickpea exports has more than doubled year-on-year. The United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka are particularly eager buyers. Prices thus maintain a high level despite the large production.
Fruit and Vegetables
Apr 5, 2023

Dried beans: production of black kidney beans declines

BEIJING. As profits for black kidney beans have been low this season, Chinese farmers are likely to increasingly switch to other agricultural commodities. Meanwhile, the mung bean crop in Myanmar is expected to be smaller than last year, which will benefit Chinese traders.
Apr 3, 2023

Chickpeas: delayed sowing in Canada

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. A lot of snow in Canadian growing areas might cause the coming sowing to start later than planned, and could bring more problems later on. In India, trade is rather slow at the moment.
Fruit and Vegetables
Mar 29, 2023

Dried lentils: EU plans to become more independent

OTTAWA/MADRID. The cultivation of pulses, including lentils, is to be significantly expanded in Europe, and many countries are already making arrangements. At the moment, the EU is still heavily dependent on lentil imports, which mainly come from Turkey and Canada.
Mar 27, 2023

Chickpeas: new crop sells only slowly

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. As buyers are not yet satisfied with the quality and moisture content of the new Indian chickpea crop, sales here are currently sluggish. In Canada and the USA, a considerable increase in acreage is expected.
Mar 20, 2023

Chickpeas: new crop adds pressure

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. With arrivals picking up in India the prices for chickpeas have declined sharply. Sowing is up in Canada.
Mar 13, 2023

Chickpeas: moderate price declines

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Although arrivals are picking up in India, limited supplies are preventing sharp price declines for chickpeas. Prospects for the new crop are highly encouraging.
Mar 6, 2023

Chickpeas: arrivals pick up

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. With arrivals picking up in India the market has come under pressure. Exports are up in Canada.
Fruit and Vegetables
Mar 1, 2023

Dried beans: low buying interest

BEIJING. Growers complain about low demand for most dried beans on the Chinese market, only sales of mung beans are satisfactory. Therefore, there have been some price changes compared to last month.
Fruit and Vegetables
Feb 28, 2023

Pulses: crisis teams look for solutions

ANKARA. The massive earthquakes in Turkey are also having an impact on the market for pulses such as lentils, dried beans and chickpeas. Specially established crisis teams are now to ensure that production can return to full capacity as soon as possible.
Feb 27, 2023

Chickpeas: prices under pressure

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The prospect of a good crop and relatively weak buying interest are causing further price declines in the Indian chickpea market. In Canada, buyers are currently buying only on demand.
Feb 20, 2023

Chickpeas: first arrivals of the new crop

NEW DELHI. Gradually, the first arrivals of the 2023 crop are reaching the Indian markets, while the big inflow is expected in March. Despite good demand, this is putting pressure on prices.
Feb 13, 2023

Chickpeas: large global production in 2023

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. According to current estimates, the crop volume in India could be 600,000 mt higher than last year. Larger acreages are also reported from Canada and other major producing countries.
Feb 6, 2023

Chickpeas: all eyes on the new crop

NEW DELHI. Chickpea stocks in India are rapidly coming to an end and the new crop is still at least three weeks away. This also has a major impact on international trade.
Fruit and Vegetables
Feb 1, 2023

Dried beans: traders need to stock up

BEIJING. After the good sales in the course of the Chinese New Year, traders in the bean markets are now forced to replenish the stocks in their warehouses. This should support prices in most cases.
Jan 30, 2023

Chickpeas: price declines continue

NEW DELHI. After traders had already wondered about the low prices at the beginning of the year, there were further declines in the course of last week. Indian experts, however, estimate that the preliminary low point may have been reached.
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.