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Southern Asia: Pulses Market Overview 2021

Pulses Market Size in Southern Asia

In 2020, the South Asian pulses market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the third year in a row after two years of growth. The total consumption indicated temperate growth from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, consumption decreased by -X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. The level of consumption peaked at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Pulses Production in Southern Asia

In value terms, pulses production stood at $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, production showed a measured increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $X. From 2018 to 2020, production growth failed to regain the momentum.

The country with the largest volume of pulses production was India (X tonnes), accounting for X% of total volume. It was followed by Pakistan (X tonnes), with a X% share of total production. Bangladesh (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a X% share.

In India, pulses production expanded at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2020. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: Pakistan (-X% per year) and Bangladesh (+X% per year).

In 2020, the average yield of pulses in Southern Asia totaled X kg per ha, leveling off at the previous year. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the yield increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of X kg per ha. From 2014 to 2020, the growth of the pulses yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, approx. X ha of pulses were harvested in Southern Asia; picking up by X% against the previous year. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The level of harvested area peaked at X ha in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.

Production By Country in Southern Asia

India (X tonnes) remains the largest pulses producing country in Southern Asia, comprising approx. X% of total volume. It was followed by Pakistan (X tonnes), with a X% share of total production. Bangladesh (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume in India stood at +X%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Pakistan (-X% per year) and Bangladesh (+X% per year).

Pulses Exports

Exports in Southern Asia

In 2020, pulses exports in Southern Asia surged to X tonnes, jumping by X% on 2019. Total exports indicated a temperate expansion from 2007 to 2020: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, exports attained the peak of X tonnes. From 2011 to 2020, the growth exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, pulses exports skyrocketed to $X in 2020. Total exports indicated pronounced growth from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The level of export peaked at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

India was the main exporter of pulses in Southern Asia, with the volume of exports reaching X tonnes, which was approx. X% of total exports in 2020. Afghanistan (X tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total exports with a X% share, followed by Sri Lanka (X%). Pakistan (X tonnes) occupied a relatively small share of total exports.

Exports from India increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020. At the same time, Sri Lanka (+X%) and Afghanistan (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Sri Lanka emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Southern Asia, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2020. By contrast, Pakistan (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Afghanistan (+X p.p.) and Sri Lanka (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total exports, while Pakistan and India saw its share reduced by -X% and -X% from 2007 to 2020, respectively.

In value terms, India ($X) remains the largest pulses supplier in Southern Asia, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Afghanistan ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Sri Lanka, with a X% share.

In India, pulses exports increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2020. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Afghanistan (+X% per year) and Sri Lanka (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the pulses export price in Southern Asia amounted to $X per tonne, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the export price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Pakistan ($X per tonne), while Afghanistan ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Pakistan, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Pulses Imports

Imports in Southern Asia

In 2020, purchases abroad of pulses decreased by -X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2017, thus ending a two-year rising trend. Overall, imports, however, recorded notable growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The volume of import peaked at X tonnes in 2019, and then declined notably in the following year.

In value terms, pulses imports dropped sharply to $X in 2020. Total imports indicated a temperate expansion from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, imports decreased by -X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. The level of import peaked at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

India was the major importer of pulses in Southern Asia, with the volume of imports finishing at X tonnes, which was approx. X% of total imports in 2020. Bangladesh (X tonnes) took the second position in the ranking, followed by Pakistan (X tonnes) and Sri Lanka (X tonnes). All these countries together took approx. X% share of total imports. Nepal (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Nepal, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, India ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported pulses in Southern Asia, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Pakistan ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Bangladesh, with a X% share.

In India, pulses imports increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2020. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Pakistan (+X% per year) and Bangladesh (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The pulses import price in Southern Asia stood at $X per tonne in 2020, jumping by X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2020, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The level of import peaked at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was India ($X per tonne), while Bangladesh ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by India, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for pulses in Southern Asia?
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India (24M tonnes) remains the largest pulses consuming country in Southern Asia, comprising approx. 84% of total volume. Moreover, pulses consumption in India exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Pakistan (2M tonnes), more than tenfold. Bangladesh (1.7M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 5.8% share.
What are the largest producers of pulses in Southern Asia?
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India (22M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of pulses production, comprising approx. 93% of total volume. It was followed by Pakistan (700K tonnes), with a 2.9% share of total production. Bangladesh (408K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 1.7% share.
What are the leading exporters of pulses in Southern Asia?
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In value terms, India ($261M) remains the largest pulses supplier in Southern Asia, comprising 75% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Afghanistan ($61M), with a 17% share of total exports. It was followed by Sri Lanka, with a 6.2% share.
What are the leading importers of pulses in Southern Asia?
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In value terms, India ($1.6B) constitutes the largest market for imported pulses in Southern Asia, comprising 51% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Pakistan ($655M), with a 21% share of total imports. It was followed by Bangladesh, with a 17% share.
What is the average export price for pulses in Southern Asia?
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In 2020, the pulses export price in Southern Asia amounted to $854 per tonne, waning by -4.8% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for pulses in Southern Asia?
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The pulses import price in Southern Asia stood at $541 per tonne in 2020, rising by 26% against the previous year.

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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the pulses market in Southern Asia. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Southern Asia, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Southern Asia
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
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8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
7.3
HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Afghanistan
• Bangladesh
• Bhutan
• India
• Maldives
• Nepal
• Pakistan
• Sri Lanka
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2020
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Yield And Growth
Figure 11:
Exports And Growth
Figure 12:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 13:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 14:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 15:
Imports And Growth
Figure 16:
Import Prices
Figure 17:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2020
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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