Aug pulses import at Chennai port down 4% on month, tur imports rise

Import of pulses at Chennai port fell 3.9% on month in August to 40,224 tn, as urad imports fell sharply. Import of urad in August declined in anticipation of the new crop hitting markets in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in September. Imports of urad fell sharply to 23,856 tn in August from 32,184 tn in July, and 33,720 tn in the corresponding period last year. However, imports of tur last month rose to 11,640 tn compared with 7,752 tn in July. Overall imports of pulses at the various ports remained lower due to restriction by the government in order to support domestic prices.