French Pea Exports Slip

PARIS - Apr 15/19 - SNS -- France's field pea exports slowed in February, with season to date shipments remaining well below last year, according to data from Eurostat and Terres Univia.

Export shipments during February totalled 12,175 metric tons (MT), down 38% from the 19,58 MT shipped the previous month, and down 9% from the 13,385 MT shipped the same month last year. Season to date export clearances are down 36% from the previous marketing year.

Belgium was the most important destination, taking 8,335 MT. The Netherlands was the second most important destination at 2,485 MT, followed by Switzerland at 504 and Italy at 236 MT.