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Chickpea Deman Fundamentals Change

CESME - May 30/16 - SNS -- Demand fundamentals for kabuli chickpeas are undergoing significant changes, which have amplified this year's production problems, suggests comments by speakers and participants at this year's Global Pulse Confederation conference in Cesme, Turkey.

Production in Mexico, which traditionally sets the market tone for kabuli chickpeas, has collapsed in the face of weather problems and competitive pressures from other crops.

This has seen export trading levels soar 42% since the start of the calendar year and almost double values which prevailed at this time last year.

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