Chickpeas: supply and demand not the only issue

October 16, 2023 at 9:17 AM , Der AUDITOR
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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.

Complex dynamics

Most notably the recent surge in price for Kabuli chickpeas in Maharashtra has prompted many discussions and guesses amongst traders and stakeholders. Issue is that inventory levels, particularly for this variety, need to be cleared first for a sustainable upward movement. Climatic conditions, which play a pivotal role in determining yields and quality, have also turned unpredictable. Coupled with this the ever-evolving landscape of global demand and supply chains pose their own challenges, which flexibility and foresight essential.

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