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Indian spices exports moved up by 8% in value and 9% in volume for 2014-15

As per the data collected from Spices Board, Cochin export of spices from India during 2014-15 was 8,93,920 metric tons valued at Rs 14899.68 crores (US$ 2432.85 Million). This  registered an increase of 9% in volume and 8% in value compared with the export of 8,17,250 tons valued at Rs.13735.39 crore (US$ 2267.67 Million) in 2013-14.

Chilli continued to be India's largest exported spice, accounting for 347,000 tonnes worth Rs 3,517 crore in 2014-15.  In terms of volume, chilli was followed by cumin with an export quantity of 1,55,500  tonnes  that earned a foreign exchange worth Rs 1,838.20 crores. Value added spice products like spice oils and oleoresins notched a significant high with figures of 11,475 tonne earning Rs 1,910.90 crores, registering a growth of 1% in volume and 10 % in value. The item-wise export of spices from India are given below.


      Item wise export of spices from India

 

2013-14

2014-15

Spices

Quantity (tonnes)

Value

 (Rs in lakhs)

Quantity (tonnes)

Value

 (Rs in lakhs)

Pepper

21,250

94,002

21,450

120,842

Cardamom (S)

3,600

28,381

3,795

32,347

Cardamom (L)

1,110

7,961

665

8,404

Chilli

312,500

272,227

347,000

351,710

Ginger

23,300

25,614

40,400

33,133

Turmeric

77,500

66,676

86,000

74,435

Coriander

45,750

37,186

46,000

49,813

Cumin

121,500

160,006

155,500

183,820

Celery

5,600

3,661

5,650

4,302

Fennel

17,300

16,001

11,650

13,166

Fenugreek

35,575

13,378

23,100

13,948

Other seeds (1)

27,800

15,426

28,250

16,513

Garlic

25,650

8,387

21,610

8,183

Nutmeg & Mace

4,450

26,286

4,475

26,798

Other spices (2)

34,700

41847

36,500

44,915

Curry powder/Paste

23,750

40,132

24,650

47,626

Mint Products (3)

24,500

343,042

25,750

268,925

Spice Oils and Oleoresins

11,415

173,325

11,475

191,090

Total

817,250

1,373,539

893,920

1,489,968

(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