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

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Report Highlights

In CY 2013 (Jan.-Dec.), as the year ends Burma exported a total of 1,145,429 MT of beans and pulses, a decrease of 28 percent compared to CY 2012 beans and pulses exports of 1,586,271 MT. In CY2013, Burma gains new E.U markets and there were few metric tons of beans and pulses exports to U.S after decades. However, in-spite of new markets, there was a decrease of demand from its major importer India and total exports in CY 2103 had decreased. India accounted for 78 percent of the total beans and pulses export in 2013 and remains as the major importer for Burma’s Beans and Pulses.

Burma exported 93,846 metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in December, a decrease of 23 percent from the same period in 2012. Of this total, 82 percent (77,322mt) was exported to India. It was note worthy to note that 139 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to U.S.A.

General Information

Burma’s beans and pulses in December 2013 totaled 93,846 metric tons (MT), a decrease of 23 percent from the same period of last year. Matpe beans (black gram) accounted for 76 percent of the total followed by Toor whole and Mung beans with 16 percent and 5 percent respectively. India accounted for 82 percent of total exports while Pakistan accounted for 7 percent. It was note worthy to note that 139 metric tons of beans and pulses were exported to U.S.A.

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

Country

Butter Bean

Matpe

Mung Bean

Toor Whole

Others

Total

U.S.A  —  39  62  38 139
Australia 21 21
Bangladesh 48 48
Canada 43 25 96 164
Egypt 1,176 1,176
Germany  — 24 24
India 61,652 1,054 14,184 432 77,322
Indonesia 25 170 195
Italy 23 23 46
Japan 21 178 20 219
Korea 239 168 407
Malaysia 265 720 24 1,009
Nepal 72 72
New Zealand 24 24
Pakistan 6,254 24 94 6,372
Russia 168 168
Singapore 94 24 118
Saudi Arabia 24 24
Sri Lanka 119 191 310
Taiwan 191 191
Turkey 24 24
UAE 1,390 144 94 1,628
United Kingdom 212 96 212 520
Vietnam 580 3,045 3,625
Total 21 71,361 4,572 15,206 2,686 93,846
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 93,846 1,145,429
Total 1,586,271 1,145,429
 
  • Yangon FOB Prices and Price changes in India’s Beans and Pulses Market (US$/ton)
 
 

Names

Yangon FOB*

India

      Mumbai Delhi
    12/05/13 12/12/13 12/05/13 12/12/13 12/05/13 12/12/13
1 Matpe 635 635 673 662 726
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 585 585 669 657 669
3 Petishwe War 1,040 1,050 973 974
4 White Chickpea (Big) 628 628 406 487 486 471
 
 

Names

Yangon FOB*

India

      Mumbai Delhi
    12/19/13 12/26/13 12/19/13 12/26/13 12/19/13 12/26/13
1 Matpe 630 610 653 650 729 726
2 Pesingon (Toor Whole) 585 500 633 625 653 637
3 Petishwe War 1,050 1,050 962 1,017
4 White Chickpea (Big) 628 628 489 472 473 476
 
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

Matpe prices were depressed in the domestic market due to weak demand from India since India had a considerable amount of Matpe stocks in hand. Toor whole demand was also weak since this is the Toorwhole harvesting period in India and the new crop has started to enter the Indian markets. Burma’s Toor whole new crop will also enter the domestic markets in the third week of December.

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