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Chickpea Prices in Australia 2024

Updated: Jan 3

Discover up to date insights on Australian chickpea prices based on our unique industry knowledge and real-time data. Includes current and historical chickpea prices, with pricing data for commodity, wholesale and retail.

Chickpea prices depicted by a pie chart made of chickpeas
Chickpea prices depicted by a pie chart made of chickpeas

Chickpea Prices Today

Chickpea prices in Australia today are determined by which variety is being purchased. Desi are grown for export with our domestic market a tiny proportion of overall usage. Kabuli chickpeas are exported, but our domestic consumption makes up a much more considerable proportion of the usage. Pricing depends on whether you are buying farmer dressed, machine dressed — for bulk loading into vessels or containers — or bagged for use by local manufacturers or wholesalers. For domestic consumption there is a full load price, distributors pallet price, wholesalers' price for bags on a mixed pallet and retail prices where it is purchased in smaller quantities and usually packed down. There is a significant different in prices depending on where and how they are purchased in the supply chain. In 2024, Chickpeas have steadily increased in price after a couple of years where pricing was significant lower.


Chickpea Prices Per Kilogram (Australia)

To determine the chickpeas price per kg we are going to look at retail pricing history. In 2024 the average retail price of chickpeas per kg is $4.22. This is based on canned and dried products in Coles supermarkets and does not include organic chickpeas. Dried chickpea prices are lower than canned chickpeas prices, but home brand canned chickpeas will often undercut all other pricing, as a loss leader. The chickpea varieties in most Australian canned and dried product for sale is the more expensive Kabuli chickpea. While there appears to be an increasing price trend this is only a small sample of three chickpea products so this should be taken into consideration.


Desi Chickpeas Prices

Desi chickpeas are sold in Australia to ethnic communities in specialty ethnic retail food stores and it is difficult to find a desi chickpea sold in the major supermarket chains. The average price of desi chickpeas per kg in 2024 is $2.86. This does not account for potential delivery costs that may be necessary with online shopping. These are all dried products in 1kg or larger bags.


Kabuli Chickpeas Prices

The average price of Kabuli chickpeas per kg in 2024 is $3.96, significantly higher than desi chickpeas. This does not account for potential delivery costs that may be necessary with online shopping. These are all dried products in 1kg or larger bags. The price for Kabuli chickpeas is driven by the size and variety with a 50–75% premium for the largest, most well performing varieties that are quicker to cook and have a better visual appearance.


Bulk Chickpea Prices

For an indication on bulk chickpea prices you should refer to the varietal pricing above and you can assume that there should be between a 10–30% discount for buying in greater volumes or in original packaging. When we refer to bulk we mean anything other than a 250g – 5kg retail package.


Wholesale Chickpea Prices

Wholesale chickpea prices are very dependent on the quantity being purchased but are assumed to be 40–60% cheaper than the price of a retail price allowing costs of retail sale, transport and pack down to be absorbed profitability. Chickpeas 25kg and chickpeas 20kg, are the most typical wholesale sizes. For these results we looked at the more popular 9mm Kabuli chickpeas which yielded at least four public prices, showing the average price of wholesale chickpeas per kg in 2024 is $2.63.

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