Canadian Pulse Exports Remain Strong

Canadian pulse exports continue at a solid pace through nine months of the 2022-23 marketing year, with old-crop prices trending higher over the past month as the market rations demand ahead of the new-crop harvest.

Canada has exported 1.713 million tonnes of lentils during the crop year to date, with Turkey the top destination at just under 500,000 tonnes followed by India at 383,400 tonnes, according to Statistics Canada data.

Pea exports of 2.176 million tonnes are up by 42 per cent, with China accounting for just over 1.2 million tonnes of the total.

Other major importers of Canadian peas include Bangladesh, the U.S., and Pakistan.

Canada has exported 188,800 tonnes of chickpeas through the 2022-23 crop year-to-date, with the United States the top destination followed by Turkey, Pakistan, Syria and Italy.

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