Export

December chickpea exports at 58,604t up 46pc over month

Liz Wells, February 17, 2020

AUSTRALIA exported 58,604 tonnes of chickpeas in December, up 46 per cent from the November figure of 40,027t, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Bangladesh was Australia’s biggest customer for the third consecutive month, and took 35,555t of bulk chickpeas, the second-highest figure for 2019 behind only February, when Australia shipped 39,960t to Bangladesh.

Pakistan’s buying of containerised Australian chickpeas continued through December, with 12,570t purchased, in line with volume purchased in the previous two months, to make it the second-biggest market for the quarter.

The United Arab Emirates has also provided support, and continued its run as the third-biggest buyer over December, and for the quarter.

CHICKPEAS Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Tonnes
Bangladesh 4169 5455 4081 20644 19493 35555 89397
Canada 756 930 1204 1069 864 1176 5999
Egypt 0 0 0 0 198 250 448
Fiji 18 0 24 0 0 19 61
France 0 0 0 24 0 0 24
Greece 0 0 0 24 0 48 72
India 1151 1155 635 0 124 249 3314
Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Israel 0 0 47 0 0 24 71
Italy 0 23 96 0 24 24 167
Japan 0 0 48 48 0 0 96
Jordan 0 0 0 0 120 25 145
Malaysia 73 73 22 52 48 143 411
Mauritius 48 122 98 145 97 74 584
Nepal 1839 1324 1390 856 2569 1273 9250
New Caledonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 24 25 4 0 13 27 92
Oman 0 24 0 72 48 0 144
Pakistan 4340 8833 16946 12697 12047 12570 67433
Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 0 0 2
Romania 0 0 0 0 24 0 24
Singapore 1 2 48 2 27 48 128
Solomon Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 0 24 0 0 24 0 48
South Korea 24 0 24 0 0 0 48
Spain 0 0 0 120 24 120 264
Sri Lanka 99 21 102 221 72 96 610
Thailand 13 0 0 28 48 12 100
UAE 2455 1701 4182 10038 3316 5302 26995
UK 1070 343 510 983 734 1399 5039
US 95 270 147 103 62 170 848
Yemen 48 25 0 0 50 0 123
TOTAL 16222 20349 29609 47126 40027 58604 211937

Table 1: Australian chickpea export data for July to December 2019. Source: ABS

 

 

Grain Central: Get our free daily cropping news straight to your inbox – Click here

 

HAVE YOUR SAY

Your email address will not be published.

Your comment will not appear until it has been moderated.
Contributions that contravene our Comments Policy will not be published.

Comments

Get Grain Central's news headlines emailed to you -
FREE!