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

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Burma exported 121,288 metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in October, an increase of 10 percent from the same period in 2012. Of this total, 89 percent (107,833mt) was exported to India. It is worth noting that 143 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to U.S.A.

General Information

Burma’s beans and pulses in October 2013 totaled 121,288 metric tons (MT), an increase of 10 percent from the same period of last year. Matpe beans (black gram) accounted for 78 percent of the total followed by Toor whole and Mung beans with 19 percent and 2 percent respectively. India accounted for 89 percent of total exports while Vietnam accounted for 2 percent. It is worth noting that 143 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to the U.S.

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

Country

Butter Bean

Matpe

Mung Bean

Toor Whole

Others

Total

U.S.A  — 40  39  —  64 143
Australia 24 24 48
Bangladesh 599 599
Belgium 240 40 280
Canada 160 43 203
China  25 25
Cambodia 24 24
India 86,313 24 21,496 107,833
Indonesia 122 122
Isreal 22 22
Japan 42 213 252 60 567
Jordan 48 48
Korea 20 162 182
Malaysia 242 48 25 73 388
New Zealand 98 71 169
Oman 25 25
Pakistan 2,177 23 2,200
Russia 138 138
Singapore 96 24 120
Saudi Arabia 48 48
Spain 24 24 48
Sri Lanka 287 24 94 405
Thailand 626 75 701
UAE 2,580 1,848 4,428
United Kingdom 48 24 96 168
Vietnam 582 1,664 48 2,294
Total 42 94,087 2,419 23,602 1,078 121,228
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 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 1,383,834 121,228 967,003
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
    10/03/13 10/10/13 10/03/13 10/10/13 10/03/13 10/10/13
1 Matpe 560 555 605 600 716 716
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 598 598 649 660 676 676
3 Petishwe War 1,000 1,000 844 869 869
4 White Chickpea (Big) 620 620 478 531 583 503
 
 

Names

Yangon FOB*

India

      Mumbai Delhi
    10/17/13 10/24/13 10/17/13 10/24/13 10/17/13 09/19/13
1 Matpe 570 610 620 647 719 749
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 615 630 682 704 690 706
3 Petishwe War 1,000 1,000 877 896
4 White Chickpea (Big) 628 628 533 533 507 589
 
 

Names

Yangon FOB*

India

      Mumbai Delhi
    10/31/13 10/31/13 10/31/13
1 Matpe 620 664 753
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 640 716 721
3 Petishwe War 1,000 896
4 White Chickpea (Big) 620 533 505
 
Source: The Commerce Journal
  • FOB prices are minimum prices.
  • Prices in Delhi market are India‘s Toor whole and Myanmar’s Matpe SQ prevailing prices.

Market Situation

Trading of beans and pulses including prices for Matpe and Toor whole was strong due to demand for India for Dewali festival.  Apart from that beans and pulses exported through Border Trade to China has been very active with strong demand for Green Mung beans. Demand from India and China affects pricing volatility in the domestic market especially in the Yangon and Mandalay markets. Myanmar should improve the quality of beans and pulses and search for new markets instead of solely depending on India and China.

Daphne Khin Swe Swe Aye,
Agricultural Market Specialist

* IFT Journalist based in Burma (Myanmar)