Kazakhstan exported 24% more chickpeas in MY 2017/18 than for the whole of last season


Chickpea exports from Kazakhstan are unstable due to low production of this crop in the country. However, they have risen noticeably in the current marketing year 2017/18 because of a crop increase, reports UkrAgroConsult.

So, Kazakhstan has exported 2.0 KMT of chickpeas this season that is already 24% more than for the whole of MY 2016/17 (1.61 KMT).

This season’s end markets for Kazakh chickpeas include Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Tajikistan. Unlike last season, no chickpeas were shipped to Iraq and Uzbekistan. At the same time, India has not imported Kazakh chickpeas since the 2014/15 season.

In the reporting period, chickpea shipments from Kazakhstan to Iran were already 37% higher than for the whole of last season (0.96 KMT against 0.7 KMT, respectively). In addition, Kazakhstan resumed chickpea supplies to Turkey and Tajikistan, for the first time since the 2015/16 season. Afghanistan is still a more stable end market.

To remember, central and northern regions are the most favorable for pulse production due to optimum soil pH (6-8) is registered in the above regions. The average annual precipitation rate amounts to 320-350 mm that is also favorable for crop growth.

More detailed information is available to subscribers for new monthly report “Pulses report” by UkrAgroConsult. The report contains analysis of pulses market in the countries of Black Sea region and covers the following crops: peas, lentils, chickpeas, mung beans, kidney beans and other niche crops.



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