PANAMA - Feb 12/21 - SNS -- International chickpea markets finished the week on a mixed note, with kabuli type mostly unchanged, while export markets for desi type made solid advances.
Australian exporters are reporting increased buying interest from Pakistan on account of dry conditions affected yield prospects for that country's rabi season pulse crops.
This is reflected in prices offered to Australian growers for desi chickpeas. Bids have advanced 13% since the beginning of December, with prices offered growers in some locations exceeding those available for kabuli grown in Australia.
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