Wheat exports doubles to USD 1.48 bn in April-September
The country‘s wheat exports further than doubled to USD 1.48 billion during April- September 2022- 23 as compared to the time– ago period, the commerce ministry said on Wednesday. The exports stood at USD 630 million in the time– ago period.
Though the government banned wheat exports in May, some shipments are allowed to meet food security requirements of the countries that request for it.” Wheat import rose to USD,487 million in April- September 2022 from USD 630 million in April- September 2021,” the ministry said.The global wheat force has been seriously disintegrated because of the Russia- Ukraine war. Both nations are major wheat directors.
The ministry also said exports of agrarian and reused food products rose 25 percent during the six- month period of this financial time.
The overall import of Agricultural and Reused Food Export Development Authority( APEDA) products increased to USD 13.77 billion in April- September 2022 from USD 11.05 billion in the same period a time ago.
For 2022- 23, an import target of USD23.56 billion has been fixed by APEDA and import of USD13.77 billion has formerly been achieved in the six- month period, it added. also, import of fresh fruits increased to USD 313 million during the period under reviews as compared to USD 301 million a time ago.
Import of lentils increased from USD 135 million to USD 330 million. Basmati rice exports too increased to USD2.28 billion during April- September 2022 from USD1.66 billion a timeago.Shipments of non-basmati rice registered a growth of 8 per cent to USD 3.20 billion. also, import of flesh products rose 83 per cent to USD 57 million, while shipments of dairy products increased 58 per cent to USD 342 million.