‘Date exports down to alarming level’

White gold at its lowest

KARACHI: Date exports declined to an alarming level in the last two years as lower prices are discouraging growers, a provincial minister said on Monday. Sindh Minister for Agriculture Ismail Rahu the country earned $103 million 2016, $108 million in 2017 and $113 million in 2018 from date exports. However, the exports declined to the […]

Data: Review of India’s Agricultural Exports & Imports


India’s agricultural exports & imports have grown steadily over the years. The exports have increased nearly 7 times in 15 years and imports by nearly 8 times during the same period. Here is a detailed review.  India is an agrarian economy and is a major contributor to the global food basket, thanks to the favourable […]

Exports, local market supply of poultry, fish feed face setback

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR | Published: April 26, 2021 10:19:42 | Updated: April 26, 2021 11:06:27 The export of quality poultry and fish feed and its supply to the local market is allegedly being affected due to the stringent standardisation policy and regulation. Its complex certification procedure is also making the way for sub-standard feed production […]

Farm exports up 16.88 pc in Apr-Feb FY21

Prized Hilsa fish set to travel upstream in Ganges after four decades

New Delhi, Apr 21 (PTI) India exported agricultural commodities worth Rs 2.74 lakh crore till February of the 2020-21 fiscal, up by 16.88 per cent from Rs 2.31 lakh crore in the year-ago period, notwithstanding the pandemic, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.         Similarly, imports of agriculture and allied commodities increased […]

2020 second highest year for U.S. ag exports

2020 second highest year for U.S. ag exports

Last year was the second highest year for U.S. agricultural exports, according to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) “2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook.” Total exports were nearly $146 billion, an increase of approximately 7%. This is the second highest level on record, after 2014. FAS said the primary factor for the increase in exports was […]

Bangladesh’s vegetables exports hit three-year low

YASIR WARDAD | Published: March 28, 2021 09:27:54 | Updated: March 28, 2021 09:31:40 Exports of vegetables from Bangladesh dropped to three-year low this fiscal year due to a lack of air cargo freighters during the Covid-19 pandemic that caused an almost halt in export to European Union (EU), said insiders. Vegetable exports fetched US$61 […]

West Sumatra’s Exports Reached US$212.08 Million in January 2021

West Sumatra's Exports Reached US$212.08 Million in January 2021

TEMPO.CO, Padang – The value of West Sumatra’s exports reached US$212.08 million in January 2021, or a decrease by 8.33 percent from US$231.06 million in the previous month. “In December 2020, West Sumatra’s exports reached US$231.06 million, but in January 2021 the value fell to US$212.08 million,” Herum Fajarwati, Head of West Sumatra’s Statistics Office (BPS), said […]

Bangladesh making action plan to boost exports of farm produce

REZAUL KARIM | Published: March 07, 2021 09:03:57 | Updated: March 07, 2021 09:53:03 The government has decided to prepare an action plan with a view to boosting outbound shipments of the country’s agricultural products, officials said. It had already initiated a move to form national committee, steering committee and subcommittee to make ready the […]

Conduct research to diversify exports: PM

Conduct research to diversify exports: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged researchers to conduct studies to diversify Bangladesh’s export basket alongside modernising and mechanising the agriculture sector. “Research is essential if we want to increase our export items. I hope you all will pay special attention so that our export continues (to thrive) with diversified products,” she said. The Prime […]

30% price surge takes colour off turmeric exports

30% price surge takes colour off turmeric exports

Export prospects of turmeric have been affected following a 30 per cent increase in its prices since the beginning of this month across various primary agricultural markets in the country. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare data, turmeric prices increased to ₹8,294 a quintal for the finger variety on Friday at Erode […]