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Australia ships 113,252t chickpeas, 101,147t lentils in December

Liz Wells, February 12, 2021

Harvesting chickpeas in December in the Geraldton zone of Western Australia. Photo: Amery Drage

AUSTRALIA exported tonnes of 113,252 tonnes of chickpeas and 101,147t of lentils in December, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Both figures exceed the tonnage shipped in October and November put together, and the December chickpea figure is upĀ  per cent from the 58,604t shipped in December 2019, when drought had severely reduced Australia’s export surplus.

In December 2020, Bangladesh on 47,997t, Pakistan on 39,517t and Nepal on 11,330t were the biggest markets for chickpeas.

In the lentil market, India on 42,154t, Bangladesh on 15,256t and Sri Lanka on 14,970t were the major destinations.

Pakistan and Nepal are container-only markets, and prove that while logistics issues domestically and globally abound, the boxed trade has still managed to lift significant tonnage.

CHICKPEAS Jly Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Tonnes
Bangladesh 413 6061 10873 15015 18754 47997 99113
Belgium 0 116 20 0 120 0 256
Canada 521 597 547 671 371 255 2961
Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 110 110
Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 19 19
France 0 0 0 24 24 0 48
Germany 0 24 0 0 0 0 24
Greece 0 0 0 24 0 24 48
India 0 0 1243 3551 1822 177 6793
Israel 0 0 0 48 0 24 72
Italy 0 48 48 24 166 166 452
Japan 35 60 0 10 15 0 120
Jordan 0 120 0 0 0 0 120
Lebanon 0 0 0 24 0 0 24
Malaysia 24 98 72 72 193 120 580
Mauritius 0 0 50 167 120 120 457
Nepal 722 1277 2530 5941 7192 11330 28992
Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 48 48
New Zealand 24 25 0 24 24 38 135
Oman 0 0 0 0 48 0 48
Pakistan 3224 9172 5049 8245 24307 39517 89515
Qatar 0 0 72 120 168 289 649
Romania 0 24 0 24 0 24 72
Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 383 347 730
Singapore 0 48 96 48 24 98 314
South Africa 24 0 24 24 0 47 119
South Korea 24 24 0 0 0 24 72
Spain 0 24 0 0 0 0 24
Sri Lanka 123 146 215 317 345 25 1171
Thailand 23 0 0 38 50 23 134
Turkey 24 0 0 0 0 0 24
UAE 572 595 3295 4331 5800 10194 24787
UK 865 1223 1130 1664 1926 2005 8813
USA 110 83 62 124 332 186 895
Yemen 0 48 48 0 0 46 142
TOTAL 6727 19812 25375 40530 62184 113252 267881

Table 1: Australian monthly chickpea exports for July to December 2020. Source: ABS

LENTILS Jly Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Tonnes
Bangladesh 11651 8633 5370 9756 8511 15256 59178
Egypt 752 997 146 396 5555 3814 11660
India 32677 2567 7265 3769 5905 42154 94339
Indonesia 1 1 0 0 0 4 6
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 23 23
Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 23 23
Lebanon 0 50 0 23 48 0 121
Malaysia 0 0 0 0 0 150 150
Mauritius 95 0 25 0 25 0 145
Nepal 2274 3216 4981 2582 1768 6672 21492
New Zealand 14 0 10 15 0 10 49
Pakistan 0 1985 2812 8884 1781 7499 22960
Romania 24 24 0 0 0 0 48
Singapore 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
South Africa 119 50 24 0 73 150 416
South Korea 46 23 48 0 0 70 187
Sri Lanka 6131 5361 5103 10404 9523 14970 51492
Thailand 0 100 0 0 0 0 100
Turkey 259 252 0 0 503 6458 7472
UAE 0 0 0 0 1257 3895 5152
Vietnam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yemen 0 0 125 48 24 0 197
TOTAL 54042 23263 25910 35876 34974 101147 275213

Table 2: Australian monthly lentil exports for July to December 2020. Source: ABS

 

 

 

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