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Export enquiries boost chickpea

| Updated on: Mar 15, 2011
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Pulses saw a mixed trend amid subdued demand in Indore mandis . Some demand and poor arrivals kept chana prices firm with chana (kanta) quoting Rs 2,370-2,375, chana (desi) Rs 2,325 and chana (mausmi) Rs 2,600-2,700 a quintal. Arrivals of chana in Indore mandis was comparatively weak on Tuesday with merely 3,000 bags being offloaded as against 6,000-7,000 bags on Monday. Chana dal also ruled steady with chana dal (bold) quoting Rs 3,050-3,075, chana dal (medium) Rs 2,925-2,950 and chana dal (average) Rs 2,800 a quintal.

Dollar chana or chickpea, which had crashed in Indore mandis on Monday, by about Rs 300 a quintal on record arrivals of 16,000-18,000 bags, gained Rs 100 at Rs 4,400-4600 a quintal with good inquiries from domestic and export markets and weak arrivals, with about 12,000 bags being offloaded in local mandis on Tuesday. Masoor also gained Rs 25 on improved demand from millers. In the spot, masoor (bold) quoted Rs 3,300-3,325, masoor (medium) quoted Rs 2,900-3,000 a quintal. Its dal also saw a corresponding gain with masoor dal (bold) in the spot quoting Rs 3,875-3,900, masoor dal (medium) Rs 3,750-3,775 and masoor dal (average) Rs 3,700-3,725 a quintal.

Tur and its dal, which saw a gain on Monday on improved demand from millers, declined by Rs 75 on Tuesday on slack demand with tur (white, Maharashtra quality) quoting Rs 3,925 a quintal, tur (red) Rs 3,900 and tur (Nimari) Rs 3,600 a quintal. Tur dal, however, ruled firm with tur dal (marka) quoting Rs 6,600, tur dal (full) Rs 6,000-6,100 and tur dal (sawa no.) Rs 5,200-5,400 a quintal.

Urad also declined by Rs 50-100 on weak demand. Urad (bold) in the spot quoted Rs 4,000-4,100 a quintal, while urad (average) quoted at Rs 3,400-3,600 a quintal. Urad dal on the other hand remained steady with urad (mongar) quoting Rs 6,600-6,800 a quintal, urad dal (bold) Rs 5,850 a quintal and urad dal (average) Rs 4,800-4,850 a quintal. Restricted demand and weak arrivals also kept moong firm. Moong (best quality) in the spot quoted Rs 5,000-5,100, while moong (medium) quoted Rs 4,200-4,400 a quintal. Moong dal also remained steady with moong mongar quoting Rs 6,200-6,300 a quintal, moong dal (bold) Rs 6,000 and moong dal (chilka) Rs 5,500-5,600 a quintal.

According to traders, tur and chana are likely to gain in the coming days on improved demand.

Published on March 15, 2011

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