IFT local guest contributor brings us the latest pulse data out of Burma (Myanmar).

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Burma (Myanmar) exported 87,167metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in August, a decrease of 23 percent from the same period in 2012. Of this total, 67 percent (71,074 mt) was exported to India. It was note worthy to note that 59 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to U.S.A.

General Information

Burma’s beans and pulses in August 2013 totaled 87,167 metric tons (MT), an increase of 23 percent from the same period of last year. ) Matpe beans (black gram) accounted for 67 percent of the total followed by Toor whole and Mung beans with 28 percent and 2 percent respectively. India accounted for 82 percent of total exports while UAE accounted for 5 percent. It was note worthy to note that 59 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to U.S.A.

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

Country

Butter Bean

Matpe

Mung Bean

Toor Whole

Others

Total

U.S.A  — 59  —  —  — 59
Australia 49 94 120 262
Bangladesh 407 19 426
Belgium 20 20
Canada 21 61 21 103
China 480  — 960 1,440
Egypt  — 240 240
Germany 24 24
India 47,834 48 23,048 144 71,074
Indonesia 864 864
Japan 21 410 310  — 82 823
Korea 192 192
Kuwait  —  — 21 21
Malaysia 12 168 205 385
Netherlands 25 25
New Zealand 24 24
Nepal 119 119
Pakistan 2,180 73 22 2,275
Philippines 1,654 1,654
Russia 48  — 381 429
Singapore 72 24 24 120
Sri Lanka 95 47 142
Thailand 860 860
Taiwan 24 24
UAE 3,833 838 24 4,695
United Kingdom  — 68 24 119 211
Vietnam  — 120 200  — 336 656
Total 81 58,404 1,603 24,114 3,024 87,167
Other categories include kidney, bamboo, black eye, sultani, chickpea brown beans, and various beans.
  Table 2. Monthly Export of Beans and Pulses (MT)

Months

2012

2013

  Monthly Cumulative Monthly Cumulative
January 92,621 92,621 105,240 105,240
February 141,008 233,629 107,369 212,609
March 158,944 392,573 124,895 337,504
April 98,910 491,483 84,278 421,782
May 209,040 700,523 85,802 507,584
June 155,490 856,013 82,257 589,841
July 267,010 1,123,023 90,434 680,275
August 71,098 1,194,121 87,167 76,742
September 79,215 1,273,336  —  —
October 110,498 1,383,834  —  —
November 80,369 1,464,203  —  —
December 122,068 1,586,271  —  —
Total 1,586,271      
 
  • Yangon FOB Prices and Price changes in India’s Beans and Pulses Market (US$/ton)
 
 

Names

Yangon FOB*

India

      Mumbai Delhi
    08/01/13 08/08/13 08/01/13 08/08/13 08/01/13 08/01/13
1 Matpe 470 500 539 556 613 646
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 580 600 610 642 642 671
3 Petishwe War 940 940 873 875 840 818
4 White Chickpea (Big) 580 580 477 491 461 468
 
 

Names

Yangon FOB*

India

      Mumbai Delhi
    08/15/13 08/22/13 08/15/13 08/22/13 08/15/13 08/22/13
1 Matpe 535 540 585 581 658 665
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 600 610 650 650 683 673
3 Petishwe War 940 940 894 810 862
4 White Chickpea (Big) 600 620 516 516 480 497
 
  • FOB prices are minimum prices.
  • Prices in Delhi market are India‘s Toor whole and Myanmar’s Matpe SQ prevailing prices.
 

Market Situation

Domestic prices for beans and pulses were strong in August due to low production of beans and pulses because of adverse weather condition and low stocks.

Trade Sources confirmed that India is likely to be sufficient in the major variety of beans and pulses production this year but there is also a need for other variety of beans and pulses. Trade Sources suggested that beans and pulses exporters should try to find out India needs for other beans and pulses instead of relying on the major exports varieties such as Matpe, Mung bean and Toorwhole .The fluctuations of demand from India for these major beans and pulses had a big impact on the domestic prices in Myanmar (Burma) of which are less consumed in Myanmar.

Daphne Khin Swe Swe Aye,
Agricultural Market Specialist

*IFT Journalist based in Burma (Myanmar)