Pulses

Chickpeas: traders' hands are tied

October 10, 2022 at 11:32 AM, Der AUDITOR
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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.

Prices have declined

After following a slight upward trend in the past weeks, Indian chickpeas have now seen price declines compared to last week. Traders' hands are tied by the government's sales policy and some are already struggling to make a living. The government had sold 1.5 million mt of chickpeas for charitable projects at very low prices, which had upset transactions in the open market and made it difficult for private players to sell their goods.

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