Ukraine: chickpea crop may double


According to estimates made by the Ukrainian Pulses Association, Ukrainian farmers will harvest 55 KMT of chickpeas in 2018, or almost twice as much as last year. Roughly 30 KMT of chickpeas were produced in 2017.

For several years in a row now, chickpeas have been one of the most profitable pulse crops. Ukrainian growers export them to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and even Europe, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Production of green lentils will also increase this year: it is planned to harvest 20 KMT against 12 KMT last year. A rise is expected in the crop of kidney beans: from 65 KMT in 2017 to 80 KMT in 2018. Red lentils and peas will remain at last year’s levels of 2 KMT and 1.09 MMT, respectively.

Detailed analysis on pulses market (peas, lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, mung beans, and other niche crops) is available to subscribers for new monthly market report “Pulses report” by UkrAgroConsult.

Specialized monthly report focused on Black Sea pulses, though it also presents a detailed analysis of world pulse market trends and prices. The analytical material is broken down by the region’s key pulse producers: Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania and Bulgaria.

Please note global production of pulse crops increases steadily and is predicted to reach 60 MMT by 2020. The greatest contributor to this gain is expected to be the Black Sea region.



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