Will China face pea deficit?

31 January 2022

Will China face pea deficit?

Pea exports from Canada in the period of Jul-Nov fell to 1 MMT from 1.7 MMT last year. Only 95 MMT was exported in the month of November, with 61 KMT destinated to USA alone.

Absence of China in November and almost flat curve in the weekly Canadian exports from thereon, proves that China will face larger pea deficit this marketing year than earlier thought.

As of now, only 636 KMT of Canadian peas has been shipped for China since July, against their usual annual import requirement of 2.5+ MMT.

Exports out of USA are also poor with nearly zero quantity loading for China.

Do we expect Indian peas getting exported to China?