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India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Stable Pulses Demand; Prices Remain Low India’s 2018/10 khariff pulses production is expected to reach 9.2 MMT, down slightly from 9.34 MMT in the previous season. With the rabi crops (sown in October/November and harvested in April) forecast at over 15 MMT, there will be suffient domestic production to meet India’s demand of 24 MMT. Prices should be high in when demand and supply are so balanced with imports thus restricted, but that is not the case. Chickpea is one of the major pulses, and while demand is good, it is produced in the rabi season. India produced 11.23 MMT in 2017/18, and there is certainly an oversupply. Its prices are curently 6.75 percent lower than the government of India’s (GOI”s) announded Min...

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