Indian importers are looking for huge quantity of chickpeas, yellow peas, pigeon peas (tur) and black matpe (chana) from Australia, Canada and other countries. Lower prices are expected, which is prompting importers to sign early contracts.
Imports are being ordered at fixed prices to make sure they received supplied.
“Australia produces different commodities. Buyers have contracted for imports of 400,000 tonne of chickpeas and caspa peas from Australia. Importers have also signed contracts for another 600,000 tonne of yellow peas imports largely from Canada, Russia and France,” said Pravin Dongre, Chairman, India Pulses and Grains Association