July 2018 Lentils Prices Recap

Lentils prices are still suffering under India’s pulse import restrictions, however, we expect renewed demand from India later in 2018/19 to provide some upside price support.

In July, large green lentils prices went down 13.4%.

Large Green Lentils Prices Performance

Small red lentils prices lost 7.5% this month.

Small Red Lentils Prices Performance

Similarly, small green lentils prices dropped by 6.8%.

Small Green Lentils Prices Performance

Finally, medium green lentils prices dipped by 12.4%.

Medium Green Lentils Prices Performance

For our GrainCents readers, we’re watching a variety of factors that might affect lentils prices: 2 are bearish, 1 is bullish, and 4 are noise.

(If you’re not familiar with what “noise” is, then we recommend you check out our GrainCents risk management process towards lentils prices.)

This month, GrainCents investigated topics such as:


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