Pulses: Canadian pea exports-to-date top two million tonnes

By Commodity News Service Canada

Winnipeg, Feb. 6 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 71,000 tonnes of peas during the week ended January 29, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data, bringing total exports-to-date to 2.0 million tonnes. That compares with 1.6 million at the same point a year ago.

Canadian farmers delivered 80,800 tonnes of peas into the commercial pipeline during the week, according to the CGC. That brought total deliveries so-far to about 2.5 million tonnes, which compares with 1.8 million by the same point a year ago.

Weekly lentil exports of 16,100 tonnes brought the year-to-date total to 578,100 tonnes, which is about 30,000 tonnes ahead of the previous year’s pace.

Number 2 Laird lentils are currently topping out at about 66 cents per pound in Western Canada, while red lentils are bid up to 30 cents per pound, according to the most recent Prairie Ag Hotwire data. New crop bids are considerably lower, topping 40 cents for green lentils and 23 cents for red lentils.

Green pea prices range from C$8.00 to as high as C$9.00 per bushel in Western Canada. Yellow peas also range from C$8.00 to C$9.00 per bushel.

Large calibre (10mm) kabuli chickpeas are currently seeing prices top out at 64 cents per pound in Western Canada.

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