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Aus exports 38,138t chickpeas, 123,222t lentils in Nov

Liz Wells, January 17, 2024

The first load of lentils into T-Ports Wallaroo in October ahead of its first cargo for AGT Foods shipped last month. Photo: T-Ports

AUSTRALIA exported 38,138 tonnes of chickpeas and 123,222t of lentils in November, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Chickpea exports dropped 53 percent from the October figure of 80,426t, with the United Arab Emirates on 13,768t, Bangladesh on 7587t, and Nepal on 4735t the three biggest markets.

On lentils, volume was up 26pc for the month, with India on 102,569t the destination for 83pc of shipments.

Sri Lanka on 7679t and Pakistan on 4780t were the second and third-biggest markets for November-shipped lentils.

One chickpea cargo to Pakistan loaded in Brisbane late last month, and is expected to be the last to load for arrival ahead of Ramadan.

Lentil shipments are expected to continue over coming months at a steady pace.

CHICKPEAS Sep Oct Nov TONNES
Bangladesh 2797 6033 7587 16417
Belgium 110 0 0 110
Canada 1548 1228 1944 4720
Egpyt 0 248 0 248
Fiji 24 0 0 24
Greece 24 0 0 24
India 551 1031 1280 2861
Israel 48 0 0 48
Italy 96 166 165 426
Japan 0 0 22 22
Jordan 24 0 0 24
Malaysia 71 162 188 421
Mauritius 150 198 125 473
Nepal 7493 8022 4735 20249
Netherlands 0 0 125 125
New Zealand 125 195 68 387
Pakistan 32384 41500 4353 78238
Saudi Arabia 0 0 72 72
Singapore 23 165 94 282
South Africa 0 0 11 11
South Korea 44 188 183 415
Sri Lanka 251 504 422 1178
Taiwan 18 0 0 18
Thailand 49 382 1130 1560
UAE 8370 19384 13768 41521
UK 1088 978 752 2818
US 104 21 1114 1238
Yemen 96 24 0 120
TOTAL 55487 80426 38138 174052

Table 1: Australian chickpea exports for September, October and November 2023. Source: ABS

LENTILS Sep Oct Nov TONNES
Bahrain 0 762 1525 2287
Bangladesh 21657 3150 645 25452
Egypt 26940 3252 1603 31794
India 48968 59296 102569 210832
Indonesia 0 0 1 1
Japan 0 23 0 23
Malaysia 0 503 0 503
Mauritius 75 49 73 197
Nepal 7967 4614 3587 16168
New Zealand 48 24 6 78
Pakistan 5421 11046 4780 21248
Papua New Guinea 0 0 1 1
Singapore 2 0 0 2
South Africa 44 0 0 44
Sri Lanka 10664 13302 7679 31645
Thailand 24 0 0 24
Turkiye 0 0 503 503
UAE 56663 1749 250 58662
Yemen 48 48 0 96
Zimbabwe 0 24 0 24
TOTAL 178521 97841 123222 399584

Table 2: Australian lentil exports for September, October and November 2023. Source: ABS

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  1. Corey nesteroff, January 17, 2024

    Australia is exporting Chickpeas to Canada?

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