In July-November Ukraine significantly increased the exports of peas to Pakistan, which reached 39.9 thousand tons, up by 75% YoY (22.8 thousand tons), and by 8% compared with the whole 2015/2016 MY (36.8 thousand tons).
The current trends in peas production in Ukraine allowed increasing the exports, not only to Pakistan, but also on the global market. Due to rather favorable price situation last season, agrarians planted peas throughout the areas of 236 thousand ha for the harvest-2016, which became a record for 5 recent seasons. Also, favorable weather conditions contributed to the growth of average yield to a record level of 3.19 ton/ha. As a result, Ukraine reached the absolute record of production at the level of 755 thousand tons, up 2 times compared with last season.
In terms of the reporting production level, in 2016/2017 MY the export potential of Ukrainian peas totals nearly 500 thousand tons, including over 255 thousand tons (51%) already supplied to the global market in July-November period. At the same time, Pakistan is the key country-importer of Ukrainian peas, and takes the second position in the rating of importers, behind India only. In 2015/2016 MY, and in the reporting period of 2016/2017 MY, the share of peas supplies to Pakistan reached nearly 16%. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)