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Australia exports 7665t chickpeas in June as supply shrinks

Liz Wells, August 17, 2020

AUSTRALIA exported 7665 tonnes of chickpeas in June, well down from May shipments of 19,244t, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Increased production of chickpeas in African nations is providing some competition for Australia in south Asian markets. Photo: ICRISAT

This reflects dwindling supplies of current crop, and minimal interest from markets other than Pakistan.

In the continued absence of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates have been the volume buyers of Australia’s small 2019-20 chickpea crop, and are now sourcing some new-crop tonnage from East Africa.

East African nations are exempt from the tariff India has imposed on chickpeas, and they are believed to be exporting some tonnage into India as it chews through its new-crop stocks, and carry-out from last season.

CHICKPEAS Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Tonnes
Bangladesh 36799 26278 6232 1112 8125 602 79147
Canada 939 909 446 545 571 1011 4421
Egypt 125 0 0 175 73 0 373
Fiji 0 0 0 37 0 47 84
Greece 0 0 0 0 72 0 72
India 121 0 161 616 0 0 898
Indonesia 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Israel 0 24 0 0 24 48 96
Italy 24 0 0 144 96 72 336
Japan 0 0 24 71 15 48 158
Jordan 0 0 100 0 0 0 100
Malaysia 49 73 168 97 73 25 485
Mauritius 50 173 197 25 219 98 762
Nepal 0 0 241 1536 501 0 2277
New Zealand 14 25 26 102 82 130 379
Oman 0 0 0 191 49 0 240
Pakistan 12307 19638 3844 1960 3203 3272 44223
Qatar 0 0 0 0 48 0 48
Romania 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Singapore 0 0 75 75 50 5 205
South Africa 0 48 0 48 0 72 168
South Korea 0 24 0 0 118 24 166
Spain 48 0 167 0 0 0 215
Sri Lanka 244 326 248 423 123 0 1364
Thailand 24 0 0 24 47 13 108
UAE 3939 927 3563 4116 4550 929 18024
UK 763 1261 927 875 989 934 5749
US 22 88 160 300 216 336 1121
Yemen 100 96 96 48 0 0 340
TOTAL 55569 49892 16699 12519 19244 7665 161588

Source: ABS

 

 

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