Chickpea Harvest Sinks 44%



WASHINGTON - Sep 12/19 - SNS -- Production of all classes of chickpeas in the United States is forecast at 7.17 million cwt (100 pound units) or 325,411 metric tons (MT), down 44% from 2018, according to the latest USDA crop production estimates.

Area planted for all chickpeas for the 2019 crop year is estimated at 445,200 acres, down 48% from the previous year. Area harvested is forecast at 437,000 acres, 48% below 2018.

Small chickpea area planted is estimated at 106,000 acres, down 52% from 2018. Area harvested for small chickpeas is forecast at 103,300 acres, a 53% decline from 2018.

Area planted for large chickpeas in 2019 is estimated at 339,200 acres, a 47% decline from the previous year. Large chickpea area harvested is forecast at 333,700 acres, a 46% decline from 2018.

Chickpea Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2018 and 2019
[Includes updates to planted and harvested area previously published. Beginning in
2019, chickpeas are excluded from dry edible beans]
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                         :        Area planted         :       Area harvested
      Size and State     :-----------------------------------------------------------
                         :     2018     :     2019     :     2018     :   2019 1/
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                         :                        1,000 acres
                         :
Small chickpeas 2/       :
California ..............:        -             (D)             -             (D)
Colorado 3/ .............:        -            (NA)             -            (NA)
Idaho ...................:     62.0            20.0          61.7            19.9
Michigan 3/ .............:        -            (NA)             -            (NA)
Minnesota 3/ ............:        -            (NA)             -            (NA)
Montana .................:      (D)            52.0           (D)            50.0
Nebraska 3/ .............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)            (NA)
North Dakota ............:     18.4             (D)          17.8             (D)
Texas 3/ ................:        -            (NA)             -            (NA)
Washington ..............:     70.0            25.0          69.8            24.9
Wyoming 3/ ..............:        -            (NA)             -            (NA)
                         :
Other States 4/ .........:     72.3             9.0          70.3             8.5
                         :
United States ...........:    222.7           106.0         219.6           103.3
                         :
Large chickpeas 5/       :
California ..............:     15.1             (D)          15.0             (D)
Colorado 3/ .............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)            (NA)
Idaho ...................:     72.0            68.0          71.5            67.5
Michigan 3/ .............:        -            (NA)             -            (NA)
Minnesota 3/ ............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)            (NA)
Montana .................:      (D)           144.0           (D)           141.0
Nebraska 3/ .............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)            (NA)
North Dakota ............:     96.0             (D)          90.0             (D)
Texas 3/ ................:        -            (NA)             -            (NA)
Washington ..............:    120.0            83.0         119.5            82.5
Wyoming 3/ ..............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)            (NA)
                         :
Other States 4/ .........:    333.8            44.2         327.2            42.7
                         :
United States ...........:    636.9           339.2         623.2           333.7
                         :
All chickpeas            :
California ..............:     15.1            12.2          15.0            12.2
Colorado 3/ .............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)            (NA)
Idaho ...................:    134.0            88.0         133.2            87.4
Michigan 3/ .............:        -            (NA)             -            (NA)
Minnesota 3/ ............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)            (NA)
Montana .................:    390.0           196.0         382.0           191.0
Nebraska 3/ .............:     12.5            (NA)          12.0            (NA)
North Dakota ............:    114.4            41.0         107.8            39.0
Texas 3/ ................:        -            (NA)             -            (NA)
Washington ..............:    190.0           108.0         189.3           107.4
Wyoming 3/ ..............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)            (NA)
                         :
Other States 4/ .........:      3.6               -           3.5               -
                         :
United States ...........:    859.6           445.2         842.8           437.0
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-    Represents zero.
(D)  Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
(NA) Not available.
1/   Forecasted.
2/   Chickpeas smaller than 20/64 inches.
3/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.
4/   Includes data withheld above.
5/   Chickpeas larger than 20/64 inches.
Chickpea Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2018 and Forecasted September 1, 2019
[Beginning in 2019, chickpeas are excluded from dry edible beans]
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                         :       Area harvested        :       Yield per acre        :         Production
      Size and State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         :     2018     :     2019     :     2018     :     2019     :     2018     :     2019
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                         :    ---- 1,000 acres ----         ------ pounds ------          ----- 1,000 cwt ----
                         :
Small chickpeas 1/       :
California ..............:        -             (D)             -            (D)               -           (D)
Colorado 2/ .............:        -            (NA)             -           (NA)               -          (NA)
Idaho ...................:     61.7            19.9         1,550          1,540             956           306
Michigan 2/ .............:        -            (NA)             -           (NA)               -          (NA)
Minnesota 2/ ............:        -            (NA)             -           (NA)               -          (NA)
Montana .................:      (D)            50.0           (D)          1,840             (D)           920
Nebraska 2/ .............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)           (NA)             (D)          (NA)
North Dakota ............:     17.8             (D)         1,850            (D)             329           (D)
Texas 2/ ................:        -            (NA)             -           (NA)               -          (NA)
Washington ..............:     69.8            24.9         1,730          1,530           1,208           381
Wyoming 2/ ..............:        -            (NA)             -           (NA)               -          (NA)
                         :
Other States 3/ .........:     70.3             8.5         1,105          2,035             777           173
                         :
United States ...........:    219.6           103.3         1,489          1,723           3,270         1,780
                         :
Large chickpeas 4/       :
California ..............:     15.0             (D)         2,770            (D)             416           (D)
Colorado 2/ .............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)           (NA)             (D)          (NA)
Idaho ...................:     71.5            67.5         1,280          1,290             915           871
Michigan 2/ .............:        -            (NA)             -           (NA)               -          (NA)
Minnesota 2/ ............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)           (NA)             (D)          (NA)
Montana .................:      (D)           141.0           (D)          1,680             (D)         2,369
Nebraska 2/ .............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)           (NA)             (D)          (NA)
North Dakota ............:     90.0             (D)         1,720            (D)           1,548           (D)
Texas 2/ ................:        -            (NA)             -           (NA)               -          (NA)
Washington ..............:    119.5            82.5         1,650          1,630           1,972         1,345
Wyoming 2/ ..............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)           (NA)             (D)          (NA)
                         :
Other States 3/ .........:    327.2            42.7         1,412          1,895           4,621           809
                         :
United States ...........:    623.2           333.7         1,520          1,616           9,472         5,394
                         :
All chickpeas            :
California ..............:     15.0            12.2         2,770          2,640             416           322
Colorado 2/ .............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)           (NA)             (D)          (NA)
Idaho ...................:    133.2            87.4         1,400          1,350           1,871         1,177
Michigan 2/ .............:        -            (NA)             -           (NA)               -          (NA)
Minnesota 2/ ............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)           (NA)             (D)          (NA)
Montana .................:    382.0           191.0         1,350          1,720           5,138         3,289
Nebraska 2/ .............:     12.0            (NA)         1,940           (NA)             233          (NA)
North Dakota ............:    107.8            39.0         1,740          1,690           1,877           660
Texas 2/ ................:        -            (NA)             -           (NA)               -          (NA)
Washington ..............:    189.3           107.4         1,680          1,610           3,180         1,726
Wyoming 2/ ..............:      (D)            (NA)           (D)           (NA)             (D)          (NA)
                         :
Other States 3/ .........:      3.5               -           771              -              27             -
                         :
United States ...........:    842.8           437.0         1,512          1,642          12,742         7,174
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-    Represents zero.
(D)  Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
(NA) Not available.
1/   Chickpeas smaller than 20/64 inches.
2/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.
3/   Includes data withheld above.
4/   Chickpeas larger than 20/64 inches.