Global lentil imports picked up by +25% y-o-y to $1.7B in 2020. India, Turkey and Pakistan remain the largest lentil importers worldwide, accounting for 37% of global import volume. Last year, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Italy, Germany, India, Canada and the U.S. recorded the highest increases in the import volume of lentils. The average lentil import price rose by +19% y-o-y in 2020. Canada and Australia keep leading positions in global lentil exports.
Despite the pandemic, the global market for spinach continues to grow thanks to high demand from China. While the Chinese market is supplied domestically, the U.S., the UK and Mexico feature the most rapidly growing imports. Driven by the rising demand for food worldwide, the spinach market is projected to reach 42M tonnes by 2030. Spinach suppliers to Western countries are facing increasingly stringent requirements of providing produce safe from pesticides and other contaminants. The new potential was discovered to use this plant in the production process for energy-efficient batteries, which may elevate opportunities for investing in the market.
The Chinese dry peas market is becoming an attractive export destination for overseas suppliers. In 2020, China increased the volume of imports of dry peas by 45%, as the country is actively recovering its livestock reserves after an outbreak of swine fever and is in dire need of crops for animal feed. Against the background of rising grain prices, peas are becoming a more affordable alternative component in animal feed.
The currently increasing demand for soybeans in biofuel production, animal feed and food products outpaced production growth, resulting in a significant hike in soya prices. Together with expectations of further price growth, it contributes to rising costs of many downstream products and accelerates food inflation. In China, rebuilding pig herds after swine fever outbreaks emerges as a new driver for the global market. Those factors highlight soybeans as an attractive commodity to invest in, leading to robust expansion of crop acreage in the U.S. and Brazil.
The global green bean market was estimated at $31.1B in 2019, surging by 4.7% against the previous year. This figure...
The countries with the highest volumes of green peas consumption in 2018 were Egypt (200K tonnes), Algeria (187K tonnes) and Morocco (123K tonnes).
The global dry bean market revenue amounted to $30.1B in 2018, reducing by -2.4% against the previous year. This...
In 2018, the amount of spinach produced in Eastern Europe amounted to 15K tonnes, jumping by 5.8% against the previous year. The total output indicated a conspicuous growth from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% over