Chickpea Area Down a Third



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/20 - SNS - Land in all classes of chickpeas in the United States has dropped a third from last year to 304,000 acres, according to the USDA's seeded area estimate for 2020.

Area harvested is forecast at 298,400 acres, 26% below 2019 and, if realized will be, the lowest total since 2015.

Small chickpea area planted is estimated at 77,000 acres, down 27% from 2019. Area harvested for small chickpeas is forecast at 75,200 acres, a 19% decline from 2019.

Area planted for large chickpeas in 2020 is estimated at 227,000 acres, a 34% decline from the previous year. Large chickpea area harvested is forecast at 223,200 acres, a 28% decline from 2019.

Chickpea Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2019 and 2020
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                              :         Area planted          :        Area harvested
        Size and State        :---------------------------------------------------------------
                              :     2019      :     2020      :     2019      :    2020 1/
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                              :                          1,000 acres
                              :
Small chickpeas 2/            :
California ...................:       (D)             (D)             (D)             (D)
Idaho ........................:      20.0             8.0            18.8             7.9
Montana ......................:      51.0            41.0            47.0            39.5
North Dakota .................:       (D)             (D)             (D)             (D)
Washington ...................:      25.0            22.0            22.5            21.9
                              :
Other States 3/ ..............:       9.0             6.0             5.0             5.9
                              :
United States ................:     105.0            77.0            93.3            75.2
                              :
Large chickpeas 4/            :
California ...................:       (D)             (D)             (D)             (D)
Idaho ........................:      68.0            65.0            67.5            64.5
Montana ......................:     148.0            70.0           132.0            68.0
North Dakota .................:       (D)             (D)             (D)             (D)
Washington ...................:      85.0            68.0            84.0            67.6
                              :
Other States 3/ ..............:      45.4            24.0            27.2            23.1
                              :
United States ................:     346.4           227.0           310.7           223.2
                              :
All chickpeas                 :
California ...................:      13.4            10.0            13.2             9.9
Idaho ........................:      88.0            73.0            86.3            72.4
Montana ......................:     199.0           111.0           179.0           107.5
North Dakota .................:      41.0            20.0            19.0            19.1
Washington ...................:     110.0            90.0           106.5            89.5
                              :
Other States 3/ ..............:         -               -               -               -
                              :
United States ................:     451.4           304.0           404.0           298.4
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-   Represents zero.
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
1/  Forecasted.
2/  Chickpeas 20/64 inches or smaller.
3/  Includes data withheld above.
4/  Chickpeas larger than 20/64 inches.