Market updates on pulses with up-to-date price trends
May 13, 2024

Chickpeas: price increases temporarily halted

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The prices of Indian chickpeas are currently stagnating and traders are trying to sell their old crop. In Canada, the market is remarkably calm.
Fruit and Vegetables
May 8, 2024

Dried beans: stable market for red kidney beans

BEIJING. While prices for black kidney beans continue to fall due to weak demand, the situation is different for red kidney beans. Mung bean imports from Myanmar are declining.
May 6, 2024

Chickpeas: growers hold back goods

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. In order to drive up prices, Indian farmers and traders are currently holding back their stocks, thus creating an artificial shortage. Germany is importing significantly more chickpeas from Russia again.
Apr 29, 2024

Chickpeas: farmers pocket high profits

NEW DELHI. Farmers cultivating chickpeas in India are incredibly lucky this season. Pulse imports have risen sharply indicating that the country is becoming increasingly dependent on imports.
Apr 22, 2024

Chickpeas: growers prevent losses

NEW DELHI. The Indian chickpea market is currently extremely volatile, and both farmers and traders are taking advantage of every price increase to sell their produce. The aim is to avoid potential losses.
Fruit and Vegetables
Apr 17, 2024

Pulses: wasted potential

ANKARA. Turkey only uses one third of its processing capacity for pulses, despite global demand being on the rise. Heated debates are underway as Turkey is a net importer of dry beans, green lentils and red lentils, whereas chickpeas are the silver lining.
Apr 15, 2024

Chickpeas: artificial supply squeeze stabilises market

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. After prices slumped in recent months growers in India have changed tack, which appears to be working for now. In how far prices will remain firm is a matter of debate.
Apr 9, 2024

Chickpeas: complex market situation

NEW DELHI. The prospect of a large crop and the willingness of sellers to get their goods to buyers is pushing down prices on the Indian chickpea market. Market players must remain flexible at all times.
Fruit and Vegetables
Apr 3, 2024

Dried beans: mung bean market under pressure

BEIJING. Arrivals from Myanmar are putting increasing pressure on the Chinese mung bean market. Prices for black and red kidney beans have risen, while demand for adzuki beans is increasing.
Mar 25, 2024

Chickpeas: arrivals still to pick up

NEW DELHI. New harvests have flooded the market in India with chickpeas leaving little option but for prices to turn in one direction.
Mar 18, 2024

Chickpeas: no price recovery in sight

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Once again, prices on the Indian chickpea market have fallen drastically and, according to market experts, there is no improvement in sight for the time being. In Canada, the acreage is said to have grown considerably.
Mar 11, 2024

Chickpeas: prices on a rollercoaster ride

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The prices of Indian chickpeas have undergone a sharp fluctuation in the past few days. There have also been significant changes in Canada.
Mar 4, 2024

Chickpeas: global production set to rise

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. In India, but also in other important growing countries such as Canada and the Ukraine, the area under cultivation is said to have increased considerably due to favourable prices. This is likely to put pressure on the market in the new season.
Fruit and Vegetables
Feb 28, 2024

Dried beans: New Year festivities keep prices stable

BEIJING. As trade is slow to pick up in the two weeks following Chinese New Year, prices for dried beans are largely stable. Adzuki beans are, however, an exception.
Feb 26, 2024

Chickpeas: possible record crop expected

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The larger acreage could lead to a record crop in India this year, provided the weather does not throw a spanner in the works for farmers. Germany's imports have fallen slightly, but imports from Turkey and Russia have risen significantly.
Feb 19, 2024

Chickpeas: significantly larger acreage

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Indian farmers are encouraged by last year's favourable market prices and have significantly increased their chickpea acreage. Canadian market players are also keeping a close eye on this development.
Fruit and Vegetables
Feb 13, 2024

Pulses: positive prospects for 2024

ANKARA. After a very successful year 2023, market players in the Turkish pulses market are optimistic about 2024 as well. What matters here is the appropriate support, with which the sector can still achieve a great deal.
Feb 12, 2024

Chickpeas: prices decline despite supply shortage

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Although the supply shortage on the Indian market continues, commodity prices decline; despite the wedding season, demand is not able to stabilise them in the long term. In Canada, however, there is uncertainty regarding stocks.
Feb 5, 2024

Chickpeas: buying interest leaves much to be desired

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. As international prices fall, more and more buyers are considering peanuts from origins other than India. Meanwhile, the prospects for the new crop are promising, while acreage in the US and Canada is expected to increase.
Fruit and Vegetables
Jan 31, 2024

Dried beans: adzuki bean farmers empty their warehouses

BEIJING. Growers in China's adzuki bean-growing regions are currently selling their remaining produce, in some cases at very favourable prices. Meanwhile, organic kidney beans are becoming scarce and the remaining stocks of mung beans are also lower than last year.
Jan 29, 2024

Chickpeas: Germany's imports from Russia have increased massively

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Prices on the Indian market continue to fall, while the crop prospects are very promising. In Canada, the market is quiet, while Germany's imports have increased.
Jan 22, 2024

Chickpeas: wedding season boosts demand

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. In India, prices for chickpeas have risen slightly, partly because buying interest is increasing shortly before the wedding season. In Canada, market players are monitoring the situation after the Crop Production Show.
Fruit and Vegetables
Jan 17, 2024

Dried beans: prices for kidney beans are rising

BEIJING. While prices for Chinese kidney beans have risen significantly in recent weeks, other bean varieties have maintained their price levels for the time being. High freight costs are dampening export demand.
Jan 15, 2024

Chickpeas: India expects bumper crop

NEW DELHI. High prices over the course of the season have led Indian farmers to increase the area under chickpeas, which is why a significantly higher crop volume is expected. Prices are coming under pressure due to various factors.
Jan 8, 2024

Chickpeas: import duty affects market activity

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The Indian government has taken some decisions regarding import duty in the pulses market which has put the market players on alert. Meanwhile, sowings are said to have increased in both India and Canada.
Fruit and Vegetables
Dec 21, 2023

Pulses: sharp rise in exports

MERSIN. Suppliers in Turkey may be worried about finance, but the export value for pulses has surged this year.
Dec 18, 2023

Chickpeas: rainfall brings relief

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The recent rains proved to be a boon for India's chickpea growers, who are already struggling with other challenges. Australia's smaller crop could be an advantage for North American producers.
Dec 11, 2023

Chickpeas: speculators drive the market

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. In India, the market development in Maharashtra is currently mainly determined by large stockists and speculators. At the same time, there is speculation in Canada about the acreage for 2024.
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.