Chickpea Supplies Remain Ahead of Demand

PANAMA - Jan 18/19 - SNS -- Chickpea markets maintained were generally steady through the past week, though the short term needs of buyers has fallen behind selling interest by processors and exporters.

Talk of quality issues with Argentina's crops and worries about the pending size of the crop in Mexico are helping steady markets.

But many market participants expect global inventories to remain large relative to prospective demand through at least the end of the calendar year.