Markets Ignore Canadian Chickpea Data



PANAMA - Dec 7/18 - SNS -- Markets were unaffected by the final crop production estimates for Canada, with traders waiting for Tuesday's USDA final crop report of 2018 for any updates to production in the United States.

Chickpea production in Canada ended up at 311,300 metric tons (MT) from 442,900 acres, a massive increase from the 118,600 MT grown on 209,000 acres last year.

Farmers in Saskatchewan boosted output from 95,600 to 276,500 MT, while growers in Alberta increased output from 23,000 to 34,600 MT and another 200 MT was grown in Manitoba and other provinces.