Pulses

Market updates on pulses with up-to-date price trends
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.
Pulses
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.