French Pea Exports Jump

PARIS - Jul 12/19 - SNS -- France's field pea exports jumped in May, slightly narrowing the gap between this and last season's export movement, according to data from Eurostat and Terres Univia.

Export shipments during May totalled 22,290 metric tons (MT),up 51% the 14,775 MT shipped the previous month, and up 24% from the 17,910 MT shipped the same month last year. Season to date export clearances are down 27% from the previous marketing year.

Belgium was the most important destination, taking 12,430 MT. The United Kingdom was the second most important destination at 4,400 MT, followed by Belgium at 1,830 and Italy at 1,155 MT.