According to APEDA, exports of agri-commodities, including basmati rice, fell to 17.93 lakh tonnes in September this year from 27.94 lakh tonnes the previous month.
Agri-commodity exports in April and May totaled over 33 lakh tonnes apiece. However, due to multiple restrictions on the export of several varieties of rice, including broken rice and non-basmati white rice, shipments of farm commodities plummeted to roughly 18 lakh tonnes.
According to data collected by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), agricultural exports totaled 27.94 lakh tonnes in August of the 2023-24 fiscal year.
In value terms, the export of farm items declined to Rs 14,153 crore during September from Rs 18,128 crore in August of this fiscal.
Much of the exports in September were non-basmati exports which stood at 4.25 lakh tonne, basmati rice at 1.21 lakh tonne, fresh onions at 1.51 lakh tonne, and buffalo meat at 1,21,427 tonne, the data showed.
Total export of agri-commodities in April-September stood at 172.27 lakh tonnes.
The export of certain agricultural commodities has taken a hit this year because of the prohibition on various varieties of rice, the imposition of a minimum export price on basmati rice to boost domestic supply and check food inflation.
APEDA maintains data on the export of 47 agricultural commodities including meat and poultry products.
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Published on: December 10, 2023 12:35:46 IST