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India's Pulse Imports Sank in January

DELI - Mar 15/23 - SNS -- India remained a significant net importer of pulses in January, with imports of all pulses totalling roughly 290,000 metric tons (MT), up from 255,000 last year, but down from the 412,000 imported in December.

Similarly, India's pulse exports were lower in January, coming in around 30,300 MT, down from 35,500 in January 2021 and down from the 36,000 MT shipped in December.

Combined imports of dry edible beans were the main type of pulses imported in January, followed by lentils. Compared to last year, imports of pigeon peas were down 3,000 MT at 96,600, while imports of mung beans dropped almost 7,000 MT from January last year to just under 68,000.

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