Australia ships 82,785 tons of chickpeas and 102,594 tons of lentils in October
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Published Dec 11, 2023
In October, Australia exported 82,785 tonnes of chickpeas and 102,594 tonnes of lentils, with chickpea exports increasing by 49 percent from September and lentil exports dropping by 43 percent. The chickpea harvest is nearly complete with excellent quality and shipments scheduled until February, while new-crop lentils from South Australian ports are expected to show a pick-up in November exports. ABARES has updated its estimates for Australia's 2023-24 winter pulses, including chickpeas and lentils, ahead of anticipated impact from widespread rain in Victoria and South Australia on later-harvested lentils.
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Australia exported 82,785 tonnes of chickpeas and 102,594t of lentils in October, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The chickpea figure is up 49 percent from the September total to signal the arrival of new-crop chickpeas being shipped in bulk from Queensland ports. On lentils, October exports dropped 43pc from September to reflect the rundown on stocks ahead of new-crop volume become available for shipment. The chickpea harvest is now all but over after Qld and northern New South Wales growers got the vast majority of the crop off ahead of last month’s rain. Quality has been described as excellent, and cargoes of chickpeas are scheduled to load in Mackay, Gladstone and Brisbane into February. November data is expected to show a pick-up in lentil exports to reflect new-crop being shipped in bulk out of South Australian ports. As the main pulse for Victoria and SA, lentils are finding it hard to wriggle into slots anywhere other than Port ...