Turkey remaining the most important end market for Black Sea pulses


Turkey is a major participant of the international trade in pulses, being both an importer and exporter. The International Grains Council (IGC) estimates that the country retained its position of the world’s third largest pulse importer in 2017, when Turkey imported 16.2 MMT (16.1 MMT in 2016). The country’s share equaled 7% in 2017, the same as in 2016, whereas the top pulse buyer – India – reduced its share to 28% in 2017.

At the same time, Turkey continues purchasing a lot of pulses from Black Sea countries in the current season despite a downward trend in imports, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Pulse shipments from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to this market grew by 32% year-on-year.

At the same time, Turkey decreases imports due to a rise in domestic production of staple pulses such as chickpeas and lentils.

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