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

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General Information

Burma’s beans and pulses in September 2013 totaled 78,353 metric tons (MT), a decrease of 1 percent from the same period of last year. ) Matpe beans (black gram) accounted for 75 percent of the total followed by Toor whole and Mung beans with 21 percent and 2 percent respectively. India accounted for 83 percent of total exports while Pakistan accounted for 6 percent. It was note worthy to note that 320 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to U.S.A.

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

Country

Butter Bean

Matpe

Mung Bean

Toor Whole

Others

Total

U.S.A  — 79  20  21  200 320
Australia 24 88 112
Belgium 24 24
Canada 67 360 427
China  — 527 527
Cambodia  48 48
France 50 50
Germany 24 24
India 49,952 24 14,305 504 64,785
Indonesia 395 24 419
Israel 48 48
Japan 329 84 413
Korea 42 192 234
Kenya 25 25
Malaysia 452 73 240 95 860
New Zealand 24 24
Pakistan 4,360 192 4,552
Philippines 213 144 357
Qatar 49 49
Russia 120 120
Singapore 72 48 25 145
Sri Lanka 284 120 24 428
South Africa 21 21
Thailand 559 43 602
Taiwan 24 24
UAE 1,684 1,103 168 2,955
United Kingdom 24 139 163
Vietnam 610 317 672 1,599
Total 42 58,615 1,246 16,198 2,252 78,353
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 78,353  845,775
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)
  • 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
    08/29/13 09/05/13 08/29/13 09/05/13 08/29/13 09/05/13
1 Matpe 530 510 579 545 631 628
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 590 580 640 628 635 644
3 Petishwe War 940 940 807 818 739 734
4 White Chickpea (Big) 620 628 514 509 480 473
 
 

Names

Yangon FOB*

India

      Mumbai Delhi
    09/12/13 09/19/13 09/12/13 09/19/13 09/12/13 09/19/13
1 Matpe 505 520 558 583 660 684
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 580 580 644 656 664 692
3 Petishwe War 970 1000 817 842
4 White Chickpea (Big) 620 620 514 518 495 506
 
 

Names

Yangon FOB*

India

      Mumbai Delhi
    09/26/13 09/26/13 09/26/13
1 Matpe 525 583 695
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 580 643 654
3 Petishwe War 1000 830
4 White Chickpea (Big) 620 582 502
  Source: The Commerce Journal

Market Situation

Trading of beans and pulses was depressed in the domestic market except for Matpe, due to demand from India. However domestic prices for Matpe have been depressed since August which corresponds with the decreased export prices for Matpe. It was learned that the new crop Matpe (Kharif) from Maharashtra and Karnataka Sates has entered the market in the second week of August in India which weakens Myanmar’s Matpe export prices. Toor whole (red) prices was also depressed in the domestic market due to weak demand from India.

Daphne Khin Swe Swe Aye, Agricultural Market Specialist IFT Journalist based in Burma (Myanmar)