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02.08.2016 Lithuania to export 25,000 tons of peas to India

With the pea-harvesting season in full swing in Lithuania,the first shiploads of peas will depart for India in a couple of weeks, thedaily Lietuvos Rytas reported on Tuesday, informs LETA/BNS.

Two ships loaded with 25,000 tons of peas are to leave theport of Klaipeda for India in the second half of August.

The pea purchase price this year is several percent higherthan it was last year. For example, Linas Agro currently pays farmers 242 eurosper ton of peas, up from around 210 euros a year ago.

According to farmers' declarations, the total area of landsown with peas almost doubled to 155,000 hectares this year, from 79,700hectares last year.

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