Defensive Tone In Dry Beans

PANAMA - Dec 21/18 - SNS -- Dry edible bean and pulse markets are entering the holiday season with a mostly defensive tone.

This reflects the fact that many market participants are withdrawn for the holiday season.

As a result, the U.S. spot index for beans advance 0.1 points on the week to finish at 114.2. The Canadian pulse price index rose 2.7 points to finish at 134.2, while the world pulse price index advanced 1.9 points to close at 147.5.