Underlying Lentil Strength

PANAMA - Nov 30/18 - SNS -- International lentil markets continued to show underlying strength against signs of improved demand red and green lentil markets during the opening quarter of the coming calendar year.

As long as India maintains quantitative limits on pea imports, lentils are the most economical pulse which can be freely imported.

Moreover, demand is helped by the fact seeding progress for lentils has fallen 7% behind last year's pace. As Of November 30, plantings have dropped from 1.361 millions to 1.268 million hectares.