Gujarat’s groundnut exports continue upward tend

The export of groundnut has proceeded with its upward excursion by checking a 19% growth as far as volume following a decent interest from the worldwide market.

As per the temporary information accumulated by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), the groundnut send out from India flooded near 1.9 lakh tons during April-September period this monetary as against 1.6 lakh tons in a similar period last monetary year.

Being the biggest maker of groundnut in India, Gujarat accounted generally for around 55% of the groundnut sends out made during April-September period.

In rupee terms, the fares development is much higher at 33%. The fares contacted Rs 1,776 crore in the initial a half year of 2020-21 from Rs 1,328 crore in the principal half of 2019-20, APEDA information further shows.

Greater part of groundnut sends out have been to Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and China.

“There is a good demand for our groundnut in the export market. In addition to regular buyers, several exporters have also turned to India for procuring groundnut due to lower production of the oilseed in China. This has helped increase our groundnut exports,” said Samir Shah, president, Saurashtra Oil Millers Association (SOMA).

“Groundnut production in China is estimated to be lower by 40 lakh tonne this year. Hence, there has been a diversion of orders from China to India,” Shah added.

Groundnut oil trades have seen considerably greater bounce in fares for the most part by virtue of hefty purchasing by China.

The expansion in fare interest for groundnut and its oil has come as a significant aid to Gujarat, which is relied upon to gather a record creation of 35 lakh tons this kharif season.

Gujarat had likewise enrolled a 57% development in groundnut sends out in 2019-20. The fares remained at 4.7 lakh tons when contrasted with 3 lakh tons in 2018-19.