June 2018 Lentil Prices Recap

In the month of June, lentil prices dipped slightly. From what we gathered on the FarmLead Marketplace and from bid sheets, we saw:

• Large green lentil prices fell by 3%;
• Medium green lentil prices dipped by 5%;
• Small green lentil prices dropped by 4%; and
• S
mall red lentil prices lost 4%.

Large Green Lentil Prices Recap


Medium Green Lentil Prices Recap


Small Green Lentil Prices Recap


Small Red Lentil Prices Recap

For our GrainCents readers, we’re watching a variety of factors that might affect lentil prices: 2 are bearish, 1 is bullish, and 4 are noise (AKA you see a lot of headlines about a subject but it doesn’t impact lentil prices that much).

The focus of the market seems to mainly be on India and North American acres.

For India, they’re just coming off a record crop of pulses in 2017/18, so the industry is not in short supply. That being said, we’ve been watching lentil prices in India very closely and sharing some interesting datapoints with our GrainCents subscribers.

In North America, Statistics Canada came out with a very bearish lentils acreage number in April, but has since tempered expectations a bit in their most recent report. 

This month, for GrainCents readers, we delved deeper into topics such as:

 – Indian lentils demand potentially strengthening?

 – Stats Canada’s estimates for lentils acres in 2018/19

 – The USDA’s estimates for lentils acres in 2018/19

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About the Author
Brennan Turner

Brennan Turner is the CEO of FarmLead.com, North America’s Grain Marketplace. He holds a degree in economics from Yale University and spent time on Wall Street in commodity trade and analysis before starting FarmLead. In 2017, Brennan was named to Fast Company’s List of Most Creative People in Business and, in 2018, a Henry Crown Fellow. He is originally from Foam Lake, Saskatchewan where his family started farming the land nearly 100 years ago (and still do to this day!). Brennan's unique grain markets analysis can be found in everything from small-town print newspapers to large media outlets such as Bloomberg and Reuters.

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