The price of pulses will soon witness a rise in Mauritius owing to the fact that the country from where they come has known drought for a considerable amount of time.
The authorities might decide upon a 20 to 35% increase on the price pulses coming from India which is currently facing drought conditions; the harvest of the crops has been affected by climate, according to DefiMedia.info.
One tonne of pulses would be sold at around $1,200 back in December in countries exporting the goods, but now, it is being sold at about $1,500 or even more.
Given the steep rise in price, importers might have to turn to other producers of pulses like Australia or Canada. As for Mauritius, India is preferred because of its location while importing pulses from other countries like the US or Canada would entail higher freight costs.