H1 spices export up at 4.21 lakh tonnes

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on December 02, 2014 Published on December 02, 2014

Spices export earned $1,152 million in the first half of the current fiscal, up from $1,073 million during the same period a year ago.

A Spices Board press release said that 4.21 lakh tonnes of spices were exported during the period, up from 3.76 lakh tonnes. While the volume of exports increased by 12 per cent, the value grew 9 per cent.

  Chilli continued to top as the largest exported spice, accounting for 1.61 lakh tonnes in quantity and ₹1,547.30 crore in value during the first half. Exports grew 17 per cent in quantity and 23 per cent in value compared with the corresponding period a year ago. Mint products, cumin, spice oils and oleoresins, pepper, turmeric, coriander, curry powder/paste and fenugreek contributed substantially to the good performance. Chilli was followed by cumin with a quantity of 87,500 tonnes, compared to 70,243 in April-September last year.

Published on December 02, 2014
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