Newly-harvested winter chickpea starts opening price with nearly K30,000 per basket

According to a bean merchant, newly-harvested winter chickpea price is likely to open with nearly K30,000 per basket in the market.
“The winter chickpea grown early in Sagaing and Mandalay regions will yield in February. The opening price of winter chickpeas is likely to be high because of high domestic consumption and demand from foreign markets. Now, the early harvested chickpea is being sold for K28,000 per basket,” said a bean trader from Mandalay Town.
The chickpea is one of the marketable beans and is currently exported to India, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. The bean is also consumed in the country in substitution of Sadawpe bean.
Myanmar annually exports nearly 40,000 tonnes of chickpea. The country can produce over 500,000 tonnes of chickpea, which is highly consumed domestically. The opening price of chickpea is K30,000 per basket.
The peas are mostly cultivated in Sagaing, Mandalay and Magway regions and Nay Pyi Taw only in the cold season. There are about 90,000 acres of chickpea plantation across the country.
They are cultivated in October and November and harvested in the January-April period. — Aye Chan Moe (Translated by Hay Mar)

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