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Minor Drop In Australian Pulse Harvest

SYDNEY - Dec 1/21 - SNS -- Total pulse output in Australian this year is believed to be down from last year, according to the latest estimates from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Estimated reductions in field peas, fababeans and lentils offset gains in chickpeas and lupins. Total output is now estimated at 3.249 million metric tons (MT), down slightly from STAT's revised estimates for 2020 of 3.291 million, but above the previous five year average of 3.064 million MT. ABARES did not revise its estimates for prior years.

Output of all major crops is estimated at 61.57 million MT, up from 58.824 million last year. For the second year in a row, Australia expects a record wheat harvest, reaching 34.422 million MT this year, up from 33.337 million last year. Canola production is also expected to set a new record, advancing from 4.524 to 5.732 million MT.

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