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Australia’s chickpea, lentil exports surge in February

Published Apr 9, 2024

Tridge summary

In February, Australia witnessed a significant surge in its exports of chickpeas and lentils, as reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Chickpea exports increased by 44 percent from the previous month, totaling 53,818 tonnes, with the primary markets being Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Bangladesh, although this represented a decrease from the exports in February 2023. On the other hand, lentil exports jumped by 61 percent from January, reaching 128,620 tonnes, with India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka being the top destinations. Despite these increases, the lentil exports in February were still not as high as the record set in February 2023.
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Australia exported 53,818 tonnes of chickpeas and 128,620t of lentils in February, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Chickpea volume was up 44 percent from the 37,449t shipped in January, with Pakistan on 22,690t the major market. This was closely followed by the United Arab Emirates on 21,436t, with Bangladesh on 3671t the third-biggest chickpea market. February 2024 chickpea exports were well down from the 78,213t shipped in February 2023. Lentil exports posted a 61pc jump from 80,134t shipped in January, with India once again the major market on 68,431t. Pakistan on 28,383t and Sri Lanka on 14,949t respectively were the second and third-biggest markets for February-shipped lentils. The February 2024 lentil figure is well below the monthly record set in February 2023 when 196,224t was shipped. Table 1: ...
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