Slow Harvest Firms Beans

PANAMA - Sep 27/19 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets finished the week's trading on a modestly firmer note, reflecting the slow pace of this year's harvest in parts of the United States.

This was reflected in inter-dealer markets in the United States, with the result its spot index for dry edible beans gained another 0.7 points on the week to close at 118.

Concerns about harvest progress and quality also had an impact on Canadian pulse markets, causing the Canadian pulse price index to advance 1.1 points to close at 123. World pulse prices jumped now that most markets have converted to new crop pricing, with the result the global pulse price index rose 4.0 points to close at 132.