Peru's Pulse Usage Jumps
WASHINGTON - May 28/20 - SNS -- Pulse consumption in Peru has jumped significantly since the government imposed quarantine restrictions in an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Reporting on the situation, the U.S. agricultural attache for the country said there has been a "surge in demand for pulses (canary beans, navy beans, lentils, green peas and chickpeas) in Peru . . . In response, local importers are increasing purchases amid expected future shortages in stocks, lower yields, and higher prices."
On March 16, 2020, Peru put in place an unprecedented national quarantine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With an obligatory curfew and martial law to enforce, only essential businesses are able to open. To be classified as an essential business permitted to operate, formal companies must register with the government.
Pakistan's Monthly Imports Essentially Unchanged
PANAMA - May 27/20 - SNS -- Imports of canaryseeds by Pakistan remained compared to the previous month in December, recent data from Pakistan Bureau of Statistics reveals.
Imports during the month reached 202 metric tons (MT), compared to 202 MT the previous month. This lifted imports so far during the calendar year to 1,009,929, up 149% last year.
In the month, Other was the biggest export origin, selling 202 MT. was the second most important supplier supplying 0 MT, followed by at 0 MT.
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