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

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Burma exported 84,560 metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in November, an increase of 5 percent from the same period in 2012. Of this total, 90 percent (76,022mt) was exported to India. It was note worthy to note that 206 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to U.S.A.

General Information

Burma’s beans and pulses in November 2013 totaled 84,560 metric tons (MT), an increase of 5 percent from the same period of last year. Matpe beans (black gram) accounted for 82 percent of the total followed by Toor whole and Mung beans with 14 percent and 2 percent respectively. India accounted for 90 percent of total exports while Vietnam accounted for 2 percent. It was note worthy to note that 202 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to U.S.A.

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

Country

Butter Bean

Matpe

Mung Bean

Toor Whole

Others

Total

U.S.A  — 42  21  21  122 206
Australia 24 24
Bangladesh 240 240 480
Canada 48 90 21 159
Egypt 360 360
India 64,306  144 11,572 76,022
Indonesia 46 46
Japan 210 81 291
Korea 42 140 54 236
Malaysia 169 72 241
Pakistan 335 46 381
Russia 216 216
Singapore 96 24 120 240
South Africa 24 24
Sri Lanka 269 333 602
Thailand 592 125 40 757
Turkey 48 48
UAE 1,613 315 138 2,066
United Kingdom 335 24 359
Vietnam 935 555 312 1,802
Total 42 69,214 1,391 12,118 1,795 84,560
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 84,560  1,051,563
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
    10/31/13 11/07/13 10/31/13 11/07/13 10/31/13 11/07/13
1 Matpe 620 628 664 639 753 727
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 640 640 716 691 721 691
3 Petishwe War 1,000 1,000 896 895
4 White Chickpea (Big) 628 628 533 519 505 499
 
 

Names

Yangon FOB*

India

      Mumbai Delhi
    11/14/13 11/21/13 11/14/13 11/21/13 11/14/13 11/21/13
1 Matpe 620 650 650 676 737 743
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 620 610 690 600 694 692
3 Petishwe War 1,000 1,000 928 1,002
4 White Chickpea (Big) 620 620 511 501 496 489
 
 

Names

Yangon FOB*

India

      Mumbai Delhi
    11/28/13 11/28/13 11/28/13
1 Matpe 635 665 749
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 595 673 681
3 Petishwe War 1,000 1,010
4 White Chickpea (Big) 620 529 489
 
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 for Matpe was strong due strong due to demand from India. However due to decreased production of Matpe , stocks are low of about 200,000 mt left. If demand from India continues to be strong there is a possibility of Matpe’s stock will diminish in December before the new Matpe crop enters the market in February 2104. Demand for Toor whole (Red) is weak due to quality.

Beans and Pulses export through Border Trade to China has been very active with strong demand for Green Mung beans and Toorwhole.

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