Post-Thingyan sales of beans, pulses grow in Mandalay market

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Farmers harvesting at a green gram plantations in Kani Township, Sagaing Region. 
Photo: Ko Kyaw (Thonegwa)

The Mandalay pulses market is abuzz with buyers and sellers in the post-Thingyan period, said traders.
“The market used to cool off after the Thingyan Festival in the previous years. The opening market price is now higher than in the pre-Thingyan period. Moreover, the market is alive with traders and buyers,” said U Soe Win Myint of Soe Win Myint depot, Mandalay.
“Prior to the Thingyan Festival, pigeon peas fetched K85,000 per three-basket bag, while green grams were priced at K122,000 per bag, and peanuts at K2,700 per viss. The price has increased to K91,000 for pigeon peas, K125,000 for green grams, and K2,850 for peanuts,” he said.
“Meanwhile, the prices of mung bean, butter bean, sesame seeds, corn, chickpeas, and other pulses have remained at the same level as before the Thingyan Festival. At present, there are no pulses varieties whose price is lower than that registered in the pre-Thingyan period,” he added. “Earlier, rain in the month of April would destroy some crops in central Myanmar. This year, there were no showers during the Thingyan Festival. Therefore, this year is likely to see normal yield,” he said. —Aung Phyo Kyaw
(Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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