Few Changes in Chickpeas

PANAMA - Dec 14/18 - SNS -- International chickpea markets finished the week's trading little changed despite worries about production in Argentina and a smaller than expected Australian harvest.

With values holding at the lower end of their historic prices ranges, land in kabuli chickpeas is expected to fall sharply in 2019, though plantings of desi type chickpeas could increase as farmers in Australia respond to strong domestic prices.

Exporters in that country are seeing relatively good demand for desi chickpeas and other pulses from the Indian subcontinent. There have been reports of contract cancellations and deferrals as some buyers appear to be reorganizing arrivals to better match ongoing needs.


Firmer Tone in Mustard

PANAMA - Dec 14/18 - SNS -- North American mustard seed finished the week's trading on a generally firmer tone as grower selling slipped behind the short term needs of processors and exporters.

Even so, prices grower bids remain in the bottom end of their historic price range, with all three classes sitting between decile two and three.

More significantly, grower bids since the start of the marketing year are lower than last season's average by 9% for yellow, 14% for oriental and 24% for brown mustard seed.

Dry Beans Somewhat Defensive

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Firm Tone in Birdseeds

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French Pea Continue to Lag 2017-18

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