Kochi: Spices exports from the country declined by
seven per cent in terms of quantity and during the last
financial year according to Spices Board .
Exports fell from 264,107 tonnes to 246,566 tonnes
a decline of Rs181.63 crore, from Rs2,086 crore to Rs1,905.08
crore. The export earnings fell from 431.45 million to
415.15 million in dollar terms.
exports registered an increase along with turmeric, coriander,
vanilla, celery, fennel and garlic. However, the fall
in revenue was owing to lower exports of pepper, fenugreek,
cumin, curry powder, spice oils and oleoresins.
the total quantity declined, the targets set for the year
was achieved. Against an export target of 251,030 tonnes
valued at 1,900 crore, the achievement was 246,566 tonnes
valued at Rs 1,905.08 crore. Targets were achieved in
the case of chilli, turmeric, coriander, celery, fennel,
curry powder, mint products and garlic.
exports of spice oils and oleoresins achieved quantity
targets, vanilla crossed only the value target. The drop
in export of mint products had contributed the fall in
value. However, the figures were likely to improve, as
several of the exporters were not registered with the
Board. The different Commissioners of Customs at
the major ports in the country had been asked to advise
all the exporters to register with the Board.