Grains, Pulses & Oilseed Market Update (07/06/2024)

According to the latest ABARES report, the forecast for winter crop production in 2024/25 is as follows: Wheat – 29.1MT, Barley – 11.5MT, Canola – 5.4MT, Lentils – 1.6MT, Chickpeas – 1.1MT & Lupins – 1.39MT.

Last week, the weather in Russia and Ukraine turned out better than expected, which caused the global wheat market to dip. Australian wheat market also experienced a price decline, dropping by A$10-12 nationwide. In SEA, APW is quoted at U$312/MT; APH2 at U$350/MT levels to CFR SEA major ports.

The Chinese market is currently stable to low due to weak demand. Australian sorghum is quoted at U$305/MT levels CNF China major ports, attracting limited buyer interest. However, buyers are looking at cheaper sorghum from the USA and Argentina origin; market reports suggest that USA sorghum is trading in bulk at U$296/MT, while Argentine sorghum is trading in bulk below U$260/MT to CNF China major ports.

Australian GMB – P grade is being quoted at U$1020/MT levels to CFR Qingdao with limited buyer interest as buyers receiving offering of GMB from Myanmar origin at U$810/MT levels to CNF China ports. 

Australian MALT1 barley is quoted at U$310/MT for CFR Tianjin in containers, yet buyers are opting to wait as the prices are not viable. Similarly, for MALT FAQ barley, buyers’ bids stand at U$272/MT for containers, which is considered far too low given the high origination prices in Australia.

KASPA PEAS demand is minimal, as we heard trade offer quoted at U$505/MT to CFR Tianjin while buyers bids remain at U$470/MT levels.   

Pakistan’s market has been sluggish for the past four weeks; no demand coming for Australian red lentils & desi chickpeas. As we hearing NIP1/HAL1 being quoted at U$755/MT; CHK1 at U$920/MT & CHKM at U$840/MT levels to CFR Karachi (Jul/Aug) in containers.

India’s desi chickpeas demand has remained steady; however, there was no trading activity last week due to the expected election results. Offers quoted at CHK1 at U$910/MT to CNF India in containers (Jun/Jul). Australian red lentils demand is minimal at the moment, as we are hearing NIP1/HAL1 offer quoted at U$745/MT to CNF India in containers. As we learned from market sources that Tanzanian desi chickpeas trading at U$875/MT to CNF India (Aug/Oct) in containers.

Nepal’s market is currently not showing interest in Australian desi chickpeas, red lentils, and canola; as trade offers at quoted at U$935/MT; U$805/MT & U$680/MT levels to CFR Birgunj in containers (Jul/Aug) in containers.

Egypt’s market experiencing sluggishness in Faba beans & Lupins demand.

In Bangladesh, getting few inquiries for Australian canola & Kaspa peas. 

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Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds Market Update (31/05/2024)

All eyes on Russia and Ukraine weather concerns presently. There have been significant downgrades to Russian wheat crop on account of frosts and dryness in key growing areas although some rains now forecast. Yield potential (more likely in vicinity of 80 – 85 MMT) is still a large unknown until harvest, which is weighing on traders pricing of forward new crop business on both cereals and pulses from those origins.

There is talk of India eliminating its wheat import duty which will likely see an import volume of wheat about 5-6MMT June onwards. GOI working front foot to build its buffer wheat stock purchasing 26.24 MMT vs target of 31 MMT with Indian growers holding back on sales anticipating higher prices.

This week Australian wheat prices have risen due to increased offshore market demand and dryness affecting most parts of the country. In SEA, APW trade reported below U$310/MT levels to CFR SEA main ports in containers.

In QLD & NSW, desi chickpea planting is progressing well. More barley acres reportedly being diverted to chickpeas. We are largely expecting upto 1 million ha being planted to chickpeas between the two states. There has been robust demand for Australian desi chickpeas in India, trades are reported at U$900/MT for Jun/Jul shipments & forward trade reported at U$875/MT for Nov/Dec to CNF India in containers.

Lentils have been planted dry is SA and VIC, however this week between 10-25 mm rain has fallen on SA cropping region which will boost sentiments. Trade demand for Australian red lentils is stable, as we heard trade reported at U$745/MT – J/J shipment to CNF India in containers.

The lack of firm demand for Australian lentils and desi chickpeas from Pakistan over the past three weeks. No trade movement in the market as we are hearing trade offers quoted for NIP1/HAL1 – U$755-760/MT; CHK1 – U$920/MT; CHKM – U$810/MT to CFR Karachi in containers with no firm interest from buyers. According to market experts, there has been a significant price surge in the Pakistani local market this week, with CHKM reaching U$700/MT and NIP/HAL1 reaching U$715/MT. 

Lack of participation from Nepal for Australian red lentils, desi chickpeas & canola as prices are not workable for business at the moment. We heard trade offers for NIP1/HAL1 at U$810/MT to CFR Birgunj in containers. 

Bangladesh is not participation due to slow demand for Australian desi chickpeas & lentils & also no price parity in the destination market at present. Getting some inquiries for Kaspa peas.

Chinese market is currently seeing a dip in demand. Australian sorghum is being quoted at U$300/MT to CNF China main ports for July/Aug shipment with limited buying interest, as buyers are eyeing on to cheaper options such as USA Sorghum & Argentina sorghum. No buying interest for Australian GMB as trade offers at U$920/MT to CFR Qingdao in containers.  

In Egypt, observing minimal demand for faba beans & lupins. As we heard that lupins trade reported at U$510/MT to CFR Damietta in containers. Aus Faba beans have been bid USD540/MT Damietta.

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Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds Market Update (24/05/2024)

Current weather patterns in Black Sea and the US are causing price fluctuations in the global wheat market. As per market experts that East and West Australia are predicted to experience dry patterns. In SEA, APW quoted at U$319/MT levels to CNF SEA major ports.

The ongoing heatwave in India has resulted in a sharp spike in the cost of vegetables and pulses. Australia’s desi chickpeas, both old and new crop, is in high demand in India. Hearing trade offers as follows :

  • CHK1(23/24) at U$910/MT to CNF India (Jun/Jul) & while new crop CHK1(24/25) at U$875/MT to CNF India (Nov/Dec) in containers.

As we are hearing recent trades have been reported at the following levels :

  • CHK1(23/24) at U$860-870/MT to CFR Nhava Sheva (Jun/Jul) & while CHK1(24/25) at U$830/MT to CNF India (Dec/Jan) in containers.

The demand for Australian lentils in India remains stable, trade offers for NIP1/HAL1 are being quoted at U$740/MT to CNF India (Jun/July) & while forward trade reported for NIP1/HAL1 at U$700-705/MT to CNF India (Nov/Dec) in containers.

The trade activity for Australian desi chickpeas and red lentils in Pakistan has been sluggish over the past two weeks, with no trade movement reported. Demand remains weak, reflecting market condition. As we are hearing trade offers quoted for NIP1/HAL1 at U$750-755/MT; CHKM at U$800/MT & CHK1 at U$910/MT to CFR Karachi (Jun/Jul) in containers.

In China, demand for Australian red sorghum is stable, as we are hearing trade offers quoted at U$312/MT levels to CFR Tianjin (Jul/Aug) in containers & while, bulk cargo of Australian reported trading at U$310/MT levels in July. No firm interest in Australian GMB, quoted at U$920/MT to CFR Qingdao in containers.

In Nepal, we hearing trade offer of NIP1/HAL1 at U$785/MT levels to CFR Birgunj. No demand for Australian desi chickpeas at the moment.

In Egypt, no major demand for faba beans & lupins, as we are hearing that 4 bulk cargoes of faba beans has covered up market demand. As we hearing trade offer quoted for faba beans at U$530/MT to CFR Damietta in containers.

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Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds Market Update (17/05/2024)

USDA report projected a 24/25 season global increase in wheat production of 798.2 MMT, primarily from Kazakhstan, Canada, China, India, Australia, and the US. However, ending stocks projected at a tight 253.61 MMT which was bullish news along with weather impact concerns on Russian crop harvesting in July. Australia is expected to produce 29MMT in 24/25. Northern hemisphere harvest commencing July will determine course on wheat pricing for next season and is expected to be slightly bullish.

The Australian wheat cash markets have closely followed bullish sentiments with cash bids up about A$10 pmt across all port zones. The current prices quoted as per market sources for APW and APH2 stand at U$310-U$320/MT and U$390-U$400/MT range to CNF SEA major ports.

The Australian chickpea market continues to be strong, buoyed by short harvest in India. Market still has not found decent parity with origin bid strongly whilst destination interest remains weak. Trade offers for CNF major India ports stand at U$850/MT for June/July & U$820/MT for Nov/Dec shipments. Domestic markets in India slowly creeping up on pricing due to low arrivals whilst potential of government intervention looms.

Australian red lentils are trading at U$730/MT – CFR Kolkata for June/July shipment. Demand is better this past week though with lower selling by growers in Vic/SA, origin pricing maintains its strength and traders struggle with profitability.

Trade movement for Pakistan destination is stagnant due to low demand for Australian lentils and chickpeas. Reports indicate that trade offers for CHKM are quoted at U$790/MT; CHK1 at U$865/MT ; and NIP1/HAL1 at U$725/MT to CFR Karachi in containers. Market experts suggest that the local market is slow, with CHKM priced at U$665/MT and Nipper at U$700/MT equivalent which is a fair bit off from import values creating disparity.

Demand for Australian sorghum in China remains steady, with trade offers cited at U$295/MT for CFR Tianjin in containers as Chinese buyer showing interest in Argentina’s sorghum trading at 260/MT levels in bulk shipments. A couple of bulk Australian sorghum cargoes reportedly traded for Jun/Jul shipment at U$285-U$290 CNF China ports. Further this week there has been a lack of buying interest for Australian GMB, indicating weak demand, with trade offers for Processing grade at U$920/MT to CFR Qingdao. Australian barley is trading at U$280-282/MT in boxes, with bulk shipments priced at USD 275/MT for CNF China main port. Additionally, Kaspa peas have target buying levels at U$420/MT, contrasting with offers at U$475/MT as Australia origin values remain strong and illiquid. 

Trade movements for Faba beans and Lupins in Egypt have remained stagnant, with Lupins being quoted at U$540/MT for CIF Damietta in containers, yet there has been no notable interest from buyers. Faba beans demand covered by bulk vessels and longer containers transit to Egypt keeping traders away.

In Bangladesh, trade offers for CHK1 have been quoted at U$825/MT CFR Chittagong in containers for Nov/Dec shipments, but there is limited interest from buyers. Kaspa peas quoted at U$490-495/MT levels to CFR Chittagong containers.

In Nepal, we are noticing minimal trade demand for Australian lentils & no firm demands for CHK1, as NIP1/HAL1 trades reported at U$760 CNF Birgunj and quoted at U$765/MT levels.

South Australia, parts of Victoria and WA remain dry which is causing some trade anxiety and lower grower sales participation in current markets. Dryness now may also impact 24/25 crop prospects in these 2 states. Qld, NSW and eastern parts of Victoria are well poised for a good planting due to substantial availability of subsoil moisture. About 70% of winter crop expected to have been planted by mid-May.

Traders projecting a desi chickpeas crop of appx. 1.5 MMT with increased planting intentions on account of extremely good pricing cues of upcountry bids of A$1000 +/-. ABARE June crop report eagerly awaited by trade for crop size and potential.

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Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds Market Update (03/05/2024)

Recent issues in the Middle East and Black Sea regions have led to a firm up of the global wheat markets, propelling prices upward, while the Australian wheat market has strengthened last week. As we are hearing that APW traded at US$289/MT for CFR BMT for July shipment; APH2 being quoted at US$350/MT to CNF major SEA ports.

This week, as China is on holiday, the market demand has slowed. However, Australian red sorghum no. 1 is currently trading at U$285/MT for CFR Tianjin for July/August shipments. There is no firm interest in Australian GMB processing grade, with trade offers at U$940/MT to CFR Qingdao in containers. Similarly, there is no demand for Kaspa peas, with trade offers heard at U$440/MT for CFR Tianjin in containers. Trade offers for Australian barley stand at U$262/MT levels to CNF major China ports.

Since last two weeks demand for old crop desi chickpeas is strengthening, reflecting interest for May/June shipments from ME, Pakistan & Bangladesh. Despite domestic crop in India and Pakistan on harvest now, we are continuing to see strengthening domestic demand strength in both countries and there is expectation that demand will continue to spike towards end of 2024 due to a tight domestic balance sheet on account of lower planted area. Speculative still whether India will allow duty free imports. Trade offers for CHKM have been reported at U$685/MT for CFR Karachi, but buyer interest remains limited while they receive supplies from domestic crop harvest at an import parity basis U$595-U$600/MT. New crop Oct/Nov/Dec shipment slot Australian CHK1 remains strongly bid by traders in Australia and for CFR markets. Australian CHK1 new crop, with market offers seen at U$770/MT (Oct/Nov/Dec) & CHK1 old crop, trade offers at U$750/MT (June/July) for multiple port options.

The demand for Australian red lentils has slowed down. Additionally, trade offeror NIP1/HAL1 are being offered at U$720-U$730/MT to Indian sub-continent ports (June/July) in containers. Market experts indicate that local market prices have decreased, with Nipper at import buying interest basis of U$695/MT.

Trade activity in Nepal is stagnant due to sluggish market demand. Current trade offers for CHK1 are reported at U$810/MT for CFR Birgunj. Meanwhile, canola is indicated at U$650/MT for CFR Birgunj, yet there is no interest from buyers. 

The market demand for faba beans & lupins is weak in Egypt, with very limited business opportunities in containerized trade compared to bulk shipping, as the local crop harvest is near. Trade offers for lupins have been reported to CFR Damietta in containers at U$490/MT with limited buyer interest. Faba beans earlier bid U$505/MT CFR Damietta in containers but this week demand has waned. Very limited supplies in Australia as bulk shippers chasing limited tonnes with aggressive pricing to fill their shipping commitments in May/June.

On crop plating in Australia, WA and SA are dry sowing with both states receiving limited rain. Qld, NSW and parts of Vic have received good rainfall and expecting more this weekend which should be for seed germination and crop growth.

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Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds Market Update (26/04/2024)

Global wheat production forecast for 2024/25 has been reduced by 1 MMT to 798 MMT, despite a 9 MMT increase from 2023/24. The IGC has increased its forecast for Australian wheat exports in 2024/25 by 500KT due to reduced availability of low-cost wheat from the Black Sea region. APW quoted mid $270 main SE Asia ports in containers.

Global canola/rapeseed production for 2024/25 is expected to be 87.8 MMT, the lowest since 2021/22, while Australia’s projected yield is expected to rise by 400KT than last season as per IGC. We are hearing Australian GM canola trade offers quoted at U$620/MT levels to CFR Birgunj in containers.

Global barley production, which hit a 5 year low in 2023/24, is anticipated to increase to 151.2 MMT in 2024/25. Concurrently, Australian barley production is expected to reach 11.6 MMT, while Australian barley exports are projected to increase to 8.2MMT in 2024/25, up from 7.9MMT in the previous season as per IGC & thanks to China’s stable demand for barley. As we are hearing Australia barley trade offers quoted at U$260/MT levels to CNF China main ports in containers. 

In China, the demand for sorghum remains stable to low, with trade offers reported at U$285/MT levels to CFR Tianjin in containers for July/August shipments. Buyer interest in Australian GMB is limited, trade offers quoted at U$930/MT (processing grade) less U$60 for manufacturing grade levels to CFR Qingdao in containers. Kaspa peas – last trade reported at U$415/MT levels to CFR Tianjin in containers for June/July shipments.

This week, we are observing demand for old crop of desi chickpeas has strengthened for May/June shipment in Pakistan & Nepal.  Following the Eid holidays, demand for Australian desi chickpeas M grade and old crop 22/23 has surged while that for red lentils has slowed in Pakistan. Delays in the harvest due to rain have led to an increase in the price of CHKM to U$606/MT in domestic market. Trade offers have been quoted for NIP/HAL1 at U$725/MT; CHKM (old crop) at U$675/MT for CFR Karachi in containers. In Nepal, trade reported for NIP1/HAL1 at U$750/MT to CFR Birgunj, while offers for CHKM (old crop) at U$670/MT; CHK1(old crop) at U$710/MT to CFR Birgunj in containers.

The domestic desi chickpea market in India is tightening, we are observing effect to Australian desi chickpeas forward trade offers quoted at U$740/MT levels to multiple port options for Oct/Nov/Dec shipments. The slow domestic arrival of lentils is creating a demand for Australian red lentils, with trade offers heard at U$720/MT levels in containers. Hearing that trade reported for faba beans at U$470/MT to CFR Kolkata levels in containers.

Following the Eid holiday, there is good demand for faba beans and no demand on lupins. Faba beans availability is low amid limited grower selling in Victoria and South Australia with high price bids from bulk buyers for 3 vessels scheduled for May-June period. Container Price indications are as follows: Lupins – U$515/MT; Faba beans – U$505/MT levels to CFR Damietta in containers.

Western Australia continues to remain dry with limited 5-10mm rain forecast for next 8 days. Canola is being planted dry and growers hoping for a break to proceed with cereals planting.

East Coast Australia has fared better with planting in progress across states of SA, VIC, NSW & QLD. Sowing is progressing smoothly with canola planting completing in next 5-10 days and pulses and cereals being sowed after. Some areas in SA need more rain for planting whilst QLD needs more dry days to complete planting. More on planting numbers in the coming few weeks.

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Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds Market Update (15/03/2024)

This week, the global wheat market experienced notable developments. China’s cancellation of 504,000 Tonnes of US wheat and the postponement of Australian wheat shipments could be attributed to a market slowdown. The absence of trades in Australian wheat, due to competitive pricing from other sources, has led to a subdued market atmosphere in the SEA region. Price quotations for forward shipments indicate APW1 at U$270/mt and APH at U$335/mt for key CNF SEA ports in containers.

Since China return from vacation, we have observed a robust demand for Australian red sorghum in China. Currently trading at U$295/mt levels for CFR Tianjin in containers, we are also getting advance inquiries for sailing shipment in June/July, and July/August. Australian GMB is being quoted at U$940/mt levels for CFR Qingdao in containers, as we have learned from the market, and there is a demand for forward cargoes for May/June shipments. Over the past two weeks, Chinese bids for Australian Kaspa peas have climbed to U$420/mt levels for CFR Tianjin in containers.

In light of Ramadan, the market demand in Pakistan for Australian red lentils and Desi chickpeas has seen a decline over the past two weeks. The last reported transaction for NIP1/HAL1 was a container trade to CFR Karachi at a price of US$700/mt.

The market demand for Australian red lentils in India has seen a decline over the past fortnight, attributed to the ongoing harvest. Currently, buyers are showing a lack of interest. There have been couple of forward cargoes trades reported for NIP1/HAL1 at US$690/mt for July shipments.

Last week we are noticing certain forward deals reported of Australian desi chickpeas new crop (24/25) was traded at US$695/mt , with multiple port options (Mundra/Jebel Ali) Oct/Nov shipments.

In Nepal, there has been no major developement in trade activity in Australian red lentils, Desi chickpeas, and canola seeds.

In the current market scenario, Nepal’s trade activities involving Australian red lentils, Desi chickpeas, and canola seeds remain stagnant. Hearing from market sources that few trades reported of NIP1/HAL1 at U$720/mt; Canola bids at U$575/mt to CFR Birgunj.

Egypt continues to struggle against foreign currency. Owing to the diminished demand for Faba beans, trades reported last week at US$465/mt to CFR Damietta.

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Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds Market Update (23/02/2024)

Global wheat market still dominated by Black Sea wheat. Australian wheat is having difficulty because of the sluggish demand in the SEA region; this week, APW1 and APH2 were quoted at U$280/mt levels and U$340/mt levels to CNF major SEA ports in containers.

China is returning from vacation & we are seeing demand for Australian red sorghum, as heard this week trading at U$290/mt levels at CFR Tianjin. We have learned that Australian Mung beans were quoted at U$980/mt levels to CFR Qingdao. This week bids for Australian Kaspa peas are improving to U $400/mt levels to CNF China major ports in containers.

Australia’s red lentils are currently in slow demand in India; we learned last week that NIP1/HAL1 is trading in containers for CFR Kolkata at U$690–695/mt levels in containers. As reported last week, there is not much demand for faba beans, as heard Faba beans traded at U$445/mt levels to CFR Kolkata.

Yesterday, India extended yellow peas import time till 30th April 2024, Also heard from the market source that small quantity of Australian desi chickpeas traded at U$685/mt to CFR Mundra & multiple port options in containers this week.

In Pakistan, we are observing sluggish demand for Australian red lentils & we hearing Australian red lentils trading at U$700/mt levels.

In Nepal, no significant demand for Australian red lentils, chickpeas & GM canola. As we heard GM canola trade offers at U$575/mt levels to CFR Birgunj in containers.

We are seeing minimal demand in Egypt for Faba beans & as we are hearing trade offers at U$495/mt to CFR Damietta in containers.

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Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds Market Update (09/02/2024)

Global wheat market is bearish, as market experts are anticipating rise in demand post Chinese New Year as China being key buyer. Australian wheat remains quiet due to lack of export demand from offshore market.

Very small demand from SEA millers for Australian wheat, as we heard APW1 being quoted at U$305/mt levels; APH2 being quoted at U$360/mt levels to CNF SEA major ports.

Export of wheat containerized increased by 11% in Dec,23 (134,782 MT) compared to previous month Nov23(121,487 MT); major buyers are Thailand, Vietnam & China. Export of bulk in wheat increased by 26% in Dec,23 (1,267,514 MT) compared to Nov,23 (1,007,848 MT); Top importers are China, Philippines & Indonesia in December as per ABS.

Australian desi chickpeas demand remains slow as no participation from Nepal, UAE, Pakistan & Bangladesh already covered Ramadhan demand in December. Small pocket size demand from Bangladesh at about U$685/mt CFR Chittagong levels.

Export of chickpeas increased by 189% in Dec,23 (94,763MT) compared to Nov,23 (32,697MT); most bulk shipments only executing. Main buyer is Bangladesh in December as per ABS.

We observe a strong demand for Australian red sorghum as China’s new holidays get near, and we have heard that sorghum is trading for between U$295-U$305/mt to CNF China major ports. Australian mung beans are trading in containers to CFR Qingdao at U$950-955/mt levels.

Kaspa peas no significant trade demand against cheaper Russian yellow peas at U$380/mt to CNF China major ports; Australian barley not competitive against Russian barley at U$240-245/mt levels to CNF China major ports in containers.

Exports of Lentils increased by 99% in Dec,23 (237,345 MT) compared to Nov,23 (119,134 MT); Top importers are India & Bangladesh in December as per ABS. Onoing demand from India at sub/par U$700–U$710/mt to CFR Kolkata/NS all the way upto June,24 shipment period. Limited volume trades in containers as margins have eroded for traders and significant grower selling resistance below these levels. India’s Rabi crop outlook is key factor in determining price direction and demand on lentils in the coming months. Extended period of cold weather and sudden change of temperature in crucial Feb/Mar period may have an impact on yield – remains to be seen.

The Pakistani domestic desi chickpea crop is gaining attention as it could potentially determine the new direction and price in the market. Currently no demand forthcoming and with elections counting underway we expect market to be quiet for atleast next 1 month till a stable government is sworn in with new direction and cues to trade.

We are observing minimal trade activity in Australain lentils into Pakistan & heard trade offers for CHKM at U$620/mt levels & NIP1/HAL1 at U$715/mt levels to CFR Karachi in containers.

In Bangladesh, observing trade activity in Kaspa peas, which trading at U$445/mt levels to CFR Chittagong. As we heard trade offers for NIP1/HAL1 at U$695/mt levels and CHK1 at U$690/mt levels to CFR Chittagong in containers for prompt shipments.

Presently, there is no significant demand in Nepal for Australian lentils, CHK1, or canola, but buyers are bidding at lower prices for NIP1/HAL1 at U$725-U$730/mt levels; CHK1 at U$650/mt levels; canola at U$570/mt levels – all CFR Birgunj which are not viable as Australian replacement cost is higher.

Containerised exports of pulses and grains remain subdued in Q1 on account lower demand from destinations who have remained well fed by northern hemisphere origins as growers in Australia continue to dribble out only small quantities of all grains and pulses and there is significant resistance to selling below target values. Pulses export volumes continue to be driven by bulk vessel exports of lentils, chickpeas and faba beans to Indian sub-continent and Middle East markets.

We are attending GPC Pulses 24 conference in New Delhi from 14th Feb 24 to 17th Feb 24 and subsequently also attending Gulfood event at Dubai from 19th Feb 24 to 23rd Feb 24, please feel free to reach out to us for a catch up/discussion or just to say hello if you are attending any of these events.

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Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds Market Update (12/01/2024)

Global wheat markets experienced a seasonal slowdown during the festive season break, while Australian wheat markets remained quiet as well. In SE Asia region, APW being quoted at U$305/mt levels & AH2 being quoted at U$385/mt levels to CFR major SEA ports.

In desi chickpeas, experiencing slow demand in new crop from any destination. Nepal is completely absent from participation. No price parity in Pakistan & Bangladesh market.

Australian lentil demand is bearish in India, we heard trade offers for NIP1/HAL1 at U$735-740/mt levels to Kolkata with no firm buying interest. Limited trades reported last week between at U$710-715/mt levels in containers.

We are seeing some trade activities in Pakistan around desi chickpeas as Ramadan is near buyers are trying to secure coverage in Jan shipments. We heard trade offers for CHKM quoted at U$625-630/mt levels to CFR Karachi for Jan shipments in containers & also we are hearing trade offers for NIP1/HAL1 at U$730/mt levels to CFR Karachi in containers.

In Nepal, no major developments are observed in Australian lentils, desi chickpeas & Canola seeds. As we are hearing buying idea for GM Canola min.44% at U$580/mt levels to CFR Birgunj in containers.

The Chinese market is silent as no firm demand coming for Australian barley & KASPA PEAS. Buyers are receiving trade offers of Russian barley at U$230/mt as the feed market searches for low-cost barley. For Australian sorghum, we are hearing buying idea at U$320-330/mt levels for new crop to CNF China major ports in containers.

In Egypt, we are observing some activity in Faba beans, as we heard trade offers for Faba beans quoted at U$485/mt levels to CFR Damietta in containers.

The Bangladeshi market is silent, no participation from buyers.

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