Imports of mung beans from Central Asia increased by 248.65%
14-Jul-21 14:32

Since 2013, China has changed from a big exporter of edible beans to a big net importer. It is the second largest importer of edible beans in the world, second only to India. Meanwhile, the export of edible beans ranks the ninth in the world. With the improvement of domestic urban and rural residents' living standards and the pursuit of dietary nutrition, domestic consumption of edible mung beans has increased rapidly.
In recent years, restricted by low planting efficiency and variety degradation, China also imports a large number of mung beans from Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Australia and other countries and regions every year. In the first five months of 2021, China imported 73,221 tons of mung beans, a year-on-year increase of 14.55% and the import value was 407.266.9 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 15.79%.

Since the beginning of this year, due to the impact of the epidemic in Southeast Asia, Myanmar, Thailand and other countries have successively closed a number of ports, resulting in difficulties in import and transportation, rising transportation costs and rising prices of mung bean in Myanmar in many places, which also led to the rise of the overall mung bean price.