Lentil Market - Canada’s Lentil Exports Surged 14% in 2014 Other Non-Perennial Crops August 25, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

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Canada continued its dominance in the global lentil trade. In 2014, Canada exported 2,075 thousand tonnes of lentils totaling 1,298 million USD, 14% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner on the global lentil market was India, where it supplied 28% of its total lentil exports in value terms, accounting for 77% of India's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, Canada was a net exporter of lentils. Over this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. However, in physical terms the difference, with the exception of 2007, 2009 and 2010, was more pronounced.

Australia and Turkey were among the other main global suppliers of lentils in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Sri Lanka (+110% per year) and Egypt (+58% per year). Australia significantly strengthened its position in the global export structure.

Canada's top 5 trading partners in 2014 were India, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Sri Lanka, with a combined 64% share of Canada's lentil exports. The share of Turkey rose (+15 percentage points), as did the shares of Canada's other partners.

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