India's farm exports up 40 per cent in 3 years

The value of agricultural product exports from the country increased by about 40 per cent to Rs80,613.01 core in 2008-09 from Rs74,183.82 crore in 2006-07, a government release quoting export data said. 

The value of farm product exports surged the most in value terms over the last three years, with foodgrain, oilmeals and fruits and vegetables witnessing maximum gains.

Foodgrain exports from the country stood at 6.5 million tonnes valued at Rs15,089.80 crore during 2008-09 crore, against 9.7 million tonnes valued at Rs14,757.18  crore in 2007-08 and 5.5 million tonnes valued at Rs7,670.51 crore in 2006-07.

Export of pulses stood at 1.36 lakh tonnes of a value of Rs540.22 crore in 2008-09 against export of 1.64 lakh tonnes valued at Rs526.41 crore in 2007-08 and 2.50 lakh tonnes valued at Rs773.34 crore in 2006-07.
The export value of meat, poultry and dairy products from the country rose to Rs6,914.26 crore in 2008-09 from Rs5,139.24 crore in 2006-07.

Export value of fruits and vegetables stood at Rs4,399.04 crore in 2008-09 against Rs2,924.47 crore in 2006-07.
The value of processed foods exports stood at Rs3,886.49 crore against Rs2,739.79 crore in 2006-07.
Nuts and seeds exports of 6.53 lakh tonnes fetched Rs5,698.49 crore in 2008-09 against 6.37 lakh tonnes fetching Rs4,296.09 crore in 2007-08 and 7.19 lakh tonnes bringing in Rs4,995.99 crore in 2006-07.
Tobacco exports stood at 2.08 lakh tonnes worth Rs3,457.79 crore in 2008-09 against 1.73 lakh tonnes valued at Rs1,931.88 crore in 2007-08 and 1.58 lakh tonnes valued at Rs1,685.16 crore in 2006-07.

Sugar and mollasses exports stood at 3.5 million tonnes valued at Rs4,531.44 crore in 2008-09 against 1.97 million tonnes valued at Rs3,260.83 crore in 2007-08 and 5.58 million tonnes valued at Rs5,662.78 crore in 2006-07.
Spices exports of 6.75 lakh tonnes during 2008-09 were worth a total Rs6,338.13 crore in 2008-09 against 4.83 lakh tonnes of a value of Rs3,157.89 crore in 2007-08 and 6.15 lakh tonnes of a value of Rs4,314.86 crore in 2006-07.
Oil meals exports stood at 6.74 million tonnes in 2008-09 valued at Rs10,269.24 crore in 2008-09 against 6.91 million tonnes valued at Rs8,140.55 crore in 2007-08 and 6.44 million tonnes valued at Rs5,504.32 crore in 2006-07.