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Indian spices exports moved up 2014 2015

Indian spices exports moved up by 8% in value and 9% in volume for 2014-15

 

     As per the data collected from Spices Board, Cochin export of spices from India during 2014-15 was 8,93,920 metric tons valued at Rs 14899.68 crores (US$ 2432.85 Million). This  registered an increase of 9% in volume and 8% in value compared with the export of 8,17,250 tons valued at Rs.13735.39 crore (US$ 2267.67 Million) in 2013-14.

     Chilli continued to be India's largest exported spice, accounting for 347,000 tonnes worth Rs 3,517 crore in 2014-15.  In terms of volume, chilli was followed by cumin with an export quantity of 1,55,500  tonnes  that earned a foreign exchange worth Rs 1,838.20 crores. Value added spice products like spice oils and oleoresins notched a significant high with figures of 11,475 tonne earning Rs 1,910.90 crores, registering a growth of 1% in volume and 10 % in value. The item-wise export of spices from India are given below.

      Item wise export of spices from India

  2013-14 2014-15
Spices Quantity (tonnes)

Value

 (Rs in lakhs)

Quantity (tonnes)

Value

 (Rs in lakhs)

Pepper 21,250 94,002 21,450 120,842
Cardamom (S) 3,600

28,381

3,795

32,347

Cardamom (L) 1,110 7,961 665 8,404
Chilli 312,500 272,227 347,000 351,710
Ginger 23,300 25,614 40,400 33,133
Turmeric 77,500 66,676 86,000 74,435
Coriander 45,750 37,186 46,000 49,813
Cumin 121,500 160,006 155,500 183,820
Celery 5,600 3,661 5,650 4,302
Fennel 17,300 16,001 11,650 13,166
Fenugreek 35,575 13,378 23,100 13,948
Other seeds (1) 27,800 15,426 28,250 16,513
Garlic 25,650 8,387 21,610 8,183
Nutmeg & Mace 4,450 26,286 4,475 26,798
Other spices (2) 34,700 41847 36,500 44,915
Curry powder/Paste 23,750 40,132 24,650 47,626
Mint Products (3) 24,500 343,042 25,750 268,925
Spice Oils and Oleoresins 11,415 173,325 11,475 191,090
Total 817,250 1,373,539 893,920 1,489,968

 

(1) Include Ajwan seed, Dill seed, Poppy seed, Aniseed, Mustard etc.

(2) Include Tamarind, Asafoetida, Cinnamon, Cassia, Cambodege, Saffron, Spices (NES) etc.

(3)  Include menthol, menthol crystals and mint oils