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Spice Exports Rise 30% in April-May [India]Friday, July 16, 2010 > 13:44:36
India’s spices exports in April-May increased 30% year-on-year, both in terms of volume and value, according to data by the Spices Board. Around 106,315 tonnes of spices and spice-based value-added products worth Rs 1,025.30 crore were shipped during April-May, as against 81,950 tonnes valued at Rs 788 crore exported a year ago.
Garlic exports increased significantly to 8,425 tonnes from 360 tonnes, up 2,240%; while in terms of earnings, it rose to Rs 29.88 crore from Rs 1.22 crore.
The board’s data also revealed that 2,500 tonnes of ginger, valued at Rs 15.67 crore, was shipped in April-May, as against 525 tonnes valued at Rs 5.97 crore shipped a year ago, registering an increase of 376% in volume and 162% in value.
Export of fennel rose 96% in quantity to 3,650 tonnes and 111% in value to Rs 29.05 crore during the period. Chilli export increased 54% to 39,750 tonnes valued at Rs 240.46 crore, as against 25,875 tonnes valued at Rs 159.54 crore last year.
Exports of mint products rose 32% to 2,500 tonnes from 1,900 tonnes, while earnings rose 28% to Rs 166.84 crore from Rs 130 crore.
Cardamom exports suffered a huge setback, registering a decrease of 84% in terms of volume and 41% in terms of value. Just 50 tonnes, valued at Rs 2.38 crore, was shipped during April-May, as against 315 tonnes valued at Rs 4.05 crore a year ago.
Exports of other seeds like mustard, aniseed, ajwanseed, dill seed and poppy seed also dropped 56% in volume and 43% in value.