Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Agri exports registered an increase of 17.37% in 2020-21

Posted On: 23 JUL 2021

India’s agriculture exports during 2020-21 have registered an increase of 17.37% as compared to exports during 2019-20.

Commodity-wise details of India’s agriculture exports, during 2019-20 and 2020-21, are at Annexure-I.

i. of exports of agricultural products is an ongoing process. To promote agricultural exports, the Government has introduced a comprehensive Agriculture Export Policy (AEP) to harness export potential of Indian agriculture and raise farmers’ income. Department of Commerce has taken several steps to implement AEP at State/ District level. State Level Monitoring Committees (SLMCs), Nodal Agencies for agricultural exports and Cluster Level Committees have been formed in a number of States and State-specific Action Plans have been prepared. Country and product-specific action plans have also been formulated to promote exports.

A Farmer Connect Portal has been set up for providing a platform for farmers, Farmer-Producer Organizations (FPOs) and cooperatives to interact with exporters. Buyer-Seller Meets (BSMs) have been organized in the clusters to provide export-market linkages. Regular interactions, through video-conferences, have been held with the Indian Missions abroad, to assess and exploit export opportunities. Country specific BSMs, through Indian Missions, have also been organized.

The Department of Commerce provides assistance through several other schemes to promote exports, including agriculture export viz. Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES), Market Access Initiatives (MAI) Scheme, etc. In addition, assistance to the exporters of agriculture products is also available under the export promotion schemes of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Tea Board, Coffee Board and Spices Board.

The Government has also introduced a Central Sector Scheme – ‘Transport and Marketing Assistance for Specified Agriculture Products’ – for providing assistance for the international component of freight, to mitigate the freight disadvantage for the export of agriculture products.

Annexure-I

(Values in USD Million)

Item 2019-20 2020-21 (P)
MARINE PRODUCTS 6722.07 5962.43
RICE (OTHER THAN BASMOTI) 2031.25 4799.91
RICE -BASMOTI 4372.00 4018.71
SPICES 3621.38 3984.84
BUFFALO MEAT 3199.60 3171.13
SUGAR 1966.44 2790.31
COTTON RAW INCLD. WASTE 1057.34 1897.20
OIL MEALS 827.90 1575.55
CASTOR OIL 894.36 917.24
MISC PROCESSED ITEMS 647.07 864.24
FRESH FRUITS 770.25 766.11
TEA 826.53 756.24
GROUNDNUT 715.81 727.40
FRESH VEGETABLES 651.68 722.13
COFFEE 738.86 719.66
PROCESSED FRUITS AND JUICES 646.83 695.52
OTHER CEREALS 205.19 694.72
CEREAL PREPARATIONS 548.29 635.75
VEGETABLE OILS 170.09 603.71
WHEAT 62.82 549.70
TOBACCO UNMANUFACTURED 530.38 517.48
SESAME SEEDS 525.57 425.60
PROCESSED VEGETABLES 311.71 424.57
CASHEW 566.82 420.43
TOBACCO MANUFACTURED 374.77 359.10
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES 232.68 330.09
DAIRY PRODUCTS 280.43 322.68
PULSES 213.67 265.67
GUERGAM MEAL 461.53 262.99
MILLED PRODUCTS 151.56 207.10
MOLLASES 72.97 171.05
COCOA PRODUCTS 180.10 149.78
FRUITS / VEGETABLE SEEDS 109.24 125.14
SHELLAC 57.90 87.83
FLORICLTR PRODUCTS 76.52 77.84
OTHER OIL SEEDS 61.79 61.28
POULTRY PRODUCTS 81.04 58.70
ANIMAL CASINGS 56.10 56.23
SHEEP/GOAT MEAT 92.62 44.64
NIGER SEEDS 14.91 21.58
NATURAL RUBBER 21.71 16.67
CASHEW NUT SHELL LIQUID 3.25 2.66
OTHER MEAT 2.35 2.47
PROCESSED MEAT 2.17 1.71
Total 35157.55 41265.80

This information was given by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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(Release ID: 1738172)

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