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Indian spices exports moved up in 2018

Indian spices exports moved up by 8% in volime during 2017-18

During 2017-18, a total of 10,28,060 tonnes of spices and spice products valued Rs.17929.55 crores (US$ 2781.46 Million) has been exported from India as against the export of 9,47,790 tonnes valued Rs. 17664.61 crores (US$ 2633.29 Million) in 2016-17 registering an increase of 8% in volume and 1% in rupee terms and 6% in dollar terms of value.

      Item wise export of spices from India

  2016-17 2017-18
Spices  Quantity (tonnes) Value (Rs in lakhs) Quantity (tonnes) Value (Rs in lakhs)
Pepper 17,600 114,313 16,840 82,078
Cardamom (S) 3,850 42,150 5,680 60,909
Cardamom (L) 780 8,266 760 5,646
Chilli 400,250 507,075 443,900 425,633
Ginger 24,950 25,705 22,605 21,607
Turmeric 116,500 124,189 107,300 103,567
Coriander 30,300 29,208 35,185 27,275
Cumin 119,000 196,320 143,670 241,800
Celery 6,250 6,246 6,480 5,950
Fennel 35,150 30,876 34,550 25,907
Fenugreek 34,680 18,277 29,280 12,689
Other seeds (1) 18,100 15,455 22,175 16,046
Garlic 32,200 30,712 46,980 30,936
Nutmeg & Mace 5,070 23,642 5,500 22,094
Other spices (2) 40,210 50,595 38,305 60,193
Curry powder/Paste 28,500 59,910 30,150 61,620
Mint Products (3) 22,300 252,750 21,500 322,836
Spice Oils and Oleoresins 12,100 230,775 17,200 266,172
Total 947,790 1,766,461 1,028,060 1,792,955
Million US $   2,633.30   2,781.46

(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