Ukraine is the top Black Sea exporter of kidney beans


Ukraine has noticeably stepped up kidney bean exports in recent years and become the top exporter of this crop from the Black Sea region, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Export shipments increased owing to steady growth of kidney bean output. Among all the Black Sea countries, it is Ukraine that has been witnessing a rise both in plantings and yields of this crop in recent years. In addition, the planted area of kidney beans in Ukraine is much larger than in Russia and Kazakhstan. Thus, Ukraine gathered 64.3 KMT in 2017 against 53.6 KMT in 2016. Russian kidney beans crop was about 3.6 KMT in 2017.

In the past four seasons, kidney bean exports from Ukraine increased almost five times – from 2.6 KMT in MY 2014/15 to 12.6 KMT in MY 2016/17. Ukrainian exporters continued supplying kidney beans at a fast pace in MY 2017/18.

The number of importing countries has doubled since MY 2014/15, when active deliveries of Ukrainian kidney beans started. 

The European Union is the main consumer of Ukrainian kidney beans. As many as 16 EU countries imported this commodity in MY 2017/18 against 8 in MY 2014/15. The EU share in total kidney bean exports from Ukraine expanded to 74% in July-May 2017/18 from 59% in MY 2016/17.

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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