Export markets are important to the Saskatchewan and Canadian pulse trade. Maintaining open access to global pulse markets internationally ensures that growing pulses continues to be profitable for producers in Saskatchewan and Canada.
In 2015, lentils were the leading Saskatchewn agri-food export. The graphs below demonstrate how important these key export countries are to the Canadian pulse industry.
Saskatchewan pulses are in demand around the world. The countries that import the largest volume of pulses include India, China, Turkey, Bangladesh, and the United States. Peas and lentils make up the largest export volume.