Developing Countries Will Lead Global Rice Import Growth in 2013-22, Says USDA Rice growers positive California MG prices are UP Russia MG Harvest coming to end Egypt open rice exports Vietnam’s rice export in tough competition with India Thai rice exports in May Rise Above Target This Year Viet-Nam Rice exports likely to fall this year
Australia Medium Grain Rice #1 $ N/A    Egypt 101 #2 $760    Egypt 178 #2 Rice $730    EU Prices Baldo €660    EU Prices LG-A Ariete 5% €550    EU Prices MG Lotto 5% €500    EU Prices RG Balilla 5% €500    Russia Rapan $ 700    USA Jupiter Paddy $375    USA Calrose #1 Paddy $480    USA Jupiter Rice $630    USA Calrose #1 $830   

 Main Page
 Home Page of This Title
 Medium Grain Rice Market
 Global Market News
 Grain News
 Pulses News
 Global Overview
 Importers Profile
 Exporters Profile
 What Is Rice
 History Of Rice
 Rice Harvest Seasons
 Rice Processing
 Rice Nutrition Facts
 Meals With Rice
 INCO Terms
 US Rice Standards
 EU Codex Standards
 Egyptian Specs
 Sponsor List
 All Links
 Commodity Exchange
Search in news database
Pulse, wheat imports at a slow pace
NEW DELHI, JUL 15: Not only the import of wheat, but also that of pulses is not an easy going affair for the government. Less than one-fifth of the one million tonne pulses contracted for imports by four agencies designated by the government could arrive at the Indian ports by the first week of July.

Four agencies namely, PEC Ltd, MMTC Ltd, National Agricultural Marketing Cooperatives Federation of India (Nafed) and the State Trading Corporation of India (STC) contracted import of 1,037,500 pulses, out of which only 187,371 tonne pulses arrived at Indian ports. Different kinds of pulses like urad (black gram), moong (green gram), tur (pigeon pea), yellow peas, chick peas, masoor (red lentils) and dunpeas were contracted for imports.

Pulses production in 2006-07 had increased to 14.10 million tonne from 13.39 million tonne in the previous year, but was not sufficient to meet the consumption demand in the country.

The government had fixed a target of 15.15 million tonne pulses production in 2006-07. Pulses form a principal item in the Indian meals, apart from its extensive use in munchies.

With a view to meet the consumption demand, the government decided to facilitate import of pulses by reducing the effective duty to zero.

According to the Agmarketnet data, even though market arrivals of Bengal gram increased by 83% its average wholesale prices shot up by 4% in June this year as compared to that in the same month last year. Comparatively the average wholesale prices of red gram increased by one per cent in June 2007, while its market arrivals declined by 14%. Notwithstanding the increase in market arrivals of tur (pigeon pea) by 30%, its average wholesale prices shot up by 10% in June 2007 as compared to that in the same month last year.

India’s attempt to import wheat for replenishing its buffer stock is now facing the problem of rising global prices, though the world’s wheat production in 2007 increased by 4%.

Experts say that in case of pulses the situation is more difficult as very few countries grow enough pulses to cater to India’s needs.

“Though India is major producer of pulses, the production is not sufficient to meet our needs. We are an importer of pulses every year. We therefore need to achieve a breakthrough in production and productivity of pulses,” said Vijay Sardana executive director of Centre for International Trade in Agriculture and Agro-based Industries (CITA).
MGR Archive 17.7.2007
Printer Friendly Version Of This Article
Send This Article To A Friend
User Name:
      Forgot your Password?
Region Type Price  
Russia Rapan $ 700
USA Jupiter Rice $630
USA Calrose #1 $830
USA Calrose #1 Paddy $480
EU Prices Baldo €660
Click for Details

Medium Grain Reports
Rice Market News
World Rice Markets and Trade
USDA Country Reports
Rice Market Monitor
Rice Outlook
Italian Paddy Supply
European Rice Weekly
EU Reports
Convert this amount:

  © 2002 All rights reserved. - Legal Notice