India’s soyameal exports rose 21 per cent to 1,68,341 tonnes in July this year.

The country had shipped 1,39,551 tonnes in the same month in 2011, Indore-based Soyabean Processors Association of India (SOPA) said in a statement today.

During April-July this year, exports rose 12 per cent to 8,24,208 tonnes from 7,37,522 tonnes in the four-month period of 2010-11.

During October-July of the current oil year (October-September), soyameal exports fell 3 per cent to 36,10,040 tonnes compared with 37,35,369 tonnes in the same period of the 2010-11 oil year.

India exports soyameal to Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and China, among others.

The country is estimated to have harvested 12.28 million tonnes of soyabean in the 2011-12 crop year (July-June) against 12.73 mt in the year-ago period.

(This article was published on August 7, 2012)
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