Australia Shipping Invisible Chickpeas

PANAMA - Oct 20/17 - SNS -- International chickpea markets maintained their firm tone through the past week.

Exports from Australia remained high through August, with another 119,247 metric tons (MT) shipped.

However, it is clear that production estimates for the country are completely meaningless. Yields and/or seeded area are hopelessly under-estimated, with the result the country once again has negative stocks.