Chickpeas: India expects bumper crop

January 15, 2024 at 4:52 PM , Der AUDITOR
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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.

Crop volume almost twice as high

The high prices for kabuli chickpeas have led to extensive sowing in India this season, resulting in a bumper crop. Favourable rains in November have created excellent conditions and the abundance of produce is now ensuring that farmers and traders are bringing large quantities of chickpeas to the markets. Current estimates for this year's production are between 28 million and 29 million mt, which would be twice as much as last year's 15 million mt.  At the same time, the market is coming under pressure due to the influx of impo

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