Myanmar (Burma) exported 85,802 metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in May, a decrease of 59 percent from the same period in 2012.

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Burma exported 85,802 metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in May, a decrease of 59 percent from the same period in 2012. Of this total, 76 percent (65,349 mt) was exported to India. It was note worthy to note that 191 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to U.S.A.

General Information

Burma’s beans and pulses in May 2013 totaled 85,802 metric tons (MT), a decrease of 59 percent from the same period of last year. ) Matpe beans (black gram) accounted for 54 percent of the total followed by Toor whole and Mung beans with 23 percent and 15 percent respectively. India accounted for 73 percent of total exports while Bangladesh accounted for 5 percent. It was note worthy to note that 191 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to U.S.A.

 

Table 1. Beans and Pulses Exports by Types and Destination in May 2013 (MT)

COUNTRY

BUTTER BEAN

MATPE

MUNG BEAN

TOOR WHOLE

OTHERS

TOTAL

U.S.A. 0 87 20 84 0 191
Australia 0 0 0 48 0 48
Bangladesh 0 4,573 0 0 312 4,885
Belgium 0 0 63 0 0 63
Canada 0 0 0 140 0 140
China 0 0 178 0 384 562
Germany 0 0 71 0 23 94
India 0 32,740 6,835 18,746 4,003 62,324
Indonesia 0 0 1,365 0 0 1,365
Italy 0 0 0 0 20 20
Israel 0 0 0 0 22 22
Japan 1,219 627 141 10 124 2,121
Korea 0 0 0 0 168 168
Malaysia 12 144 244 0 84 484
Netherlands 0 0 75 0 48 123
New Zealand 0 0 0 0 47 47
Nepal 0 120 0 120 0 240
Oman 0 0 25 0 0 25
Pakistan 0 2,417 0 0 600 3,017
Philippines 0 0 0 0 49 49
Poland 0 0 48 0 0 48
Russia 0 0 0 0 140 140
Saudi Arabia 0 0 24 0 46 70
Singapore 0 144 121 24 93 382
Sri Lanka 0 286 312 0 45 643
Switzerland 0 20 0 0 0 20
Thailand 21 1,054 1,339 0 106 2,519
Taiwan 0 720 0 0 0 720
UAE 0 2,490 96 528 669 3,783
United Kingdom 0 168 264 0 288 720
Vietnam 0 244 598 24 288 1,054
TOTAL 1,252 45,014 12,476 19,787 7,680 85,802
Other categories include kidney, bamboo, black eye, sultani, chick pea brown beans and various beans.
 

Table 2. Monthly Export of Beans and Pulses (MT)

Months

2012

2013

  Monthly Cumulative Monthly Cumulative
January 92621 92621 105240 105240
February 141008 233629 107369 212609
March 158944 392573 124895 337504
April 98910 491483 84278 421782
May 209040 700523 85802 507584
June 155490 856013    
July 267010 1123023    
August 71098 1194121    
September 79215 1273336    
October 110498 1383834    
November 80369 1464203    
December 122068 1586271    
Total 1586271      
Matpe (Black Gram), Mung bean and Toor whole crop production.
  • Yangon FOB Prices and Price changes in India’s Beans and Pulses Market (US$/ton)
 

Confirmed sources from the Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame seeds Merchants Association said that there was a drop of 40 percent production on Matpe(Black gram), Mung bean and Toor whole . They said production of Matpe decreased to400,000 tons from previous year of 600,000 tons, Mung beans to 150,000 tons from 300,000 tons and Toor whole decreased to 200,000 tons from the previous year of 300,000 tons. The decrease in production was due to adverse weather conditions.

Market Situation

Prices for these major export potential beans and pulses ( Matpe, Mung bean, Toor whole) were weak in May but compared to a previous year, prices were much more favorable. Export prices will depend on the demand of India and also on its beans and pulses production. India demand for beans and pulses were weak compared to a previous year with a monthly demand of 40,000 to50, 000 tons in 2013.

Confirmed trading sources said that India’s domestic consumption for beans and pulses was about 18 mmt to 20 mmt with an annual deficit of about 3mmt and imported about 1mmt annually from Myanmar (Burma). Note: Average exchange rate in May: Kyat 915= per US$

 

NAMES

Yangon FOB*

INDIA

      Mumbai Delhi
    04/25/13 05/02/13 04/25/13 05/02/13 04/25/13 05/02/13
1 Matpe 350 630 660 646 729 729
2 Pesingon( Toor whole) 770 760 800 770 905 821
3 Petishwe War 1000 1000 1100 1060 1100 1107
4 White Chick pea(big) 350 700 646 636 651 627
  • FOB prices are minimum prices.
  • Prices in Delhi market are India‘s Toor whole and Myanmar’s Matpe SQ prevailing prices.
 
 

NAMES

Yangon FOB*

INDIA

      Mumbai Delhi
    05/03/13 05/09/13 05/03/13 05/09/13 05/03/13 05/09/13
1 Matpe 630 630 649 636 732 724
2 Pesingon( Toor whole) 760 740 778 770 825 793
3 Petishwe War 1000 1000 1010 977 1112 1051
4 White Chick pea(big) 700 700 649 659 639 622
 
 

NAMES

Yangon FOB*

INDIA

      Mumbai Delhi
    05/16/13 05/22/13 05/16/13 05/22/13 05/16/13 5/22/13
1 Matpe 630 620 626 626 690 707
2 Pesingon( Toor whole) 740 740 771 770 803 802
3 Petishwe War 1000 1000 949 991 1041 973
4 White Chick pea(big) 700 700 607 599 625 600
 
 

NAMES

Yangon FOB*

INDIA

      Mumbai Delhi
    05/30/13   05/30/13   05/30/13  
1 Matpe 615   611   695  
2 Pesingon( Toor whole) 720   726   775  
3 Petishwe War 930   954   945  
4 White Chick pea(big) 700   593   535  
Source: The Commerce Journal
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