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Last Updated : Sep 03, 2018 08:51 PM IST | Source: PTI

Coconut products export increase to Rs 6,448 crore in 2014-18

The government is promoting coconut product exports by giving 5 percent incentive under the new Foreign Trade Policy for 2015-20.

India's export of coconut products has increased to Rs 6,448 crore in value terms during the first four years of the NDA government as against Rs 3,975 crore in the ten years of the UPA, the agriculture ministry said.

A quantum leap in the export of coconut products is expected in the near future as the price of coconut products is increasingly becoming highly competitive, it said.

The government is promoting coconut product exports by giving 5 percent incentive under the new Foreign Trade Policy for 2015-20.

"Income earned from export of coconut products was Rs 3,975 crore during 2004-14, which increased to Rs 6,448 crore during 2014-18," the ministry said in a statement.

With the government's efforts, India has started exporting coconut oil to Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Till last year, India used to import coconut oil from these countries, it said.

Besides, for the first time, India is exporting large quantities of dry coconut to US and European countries, it added. According to the ministry's data, the annual coconut production of India is 2437.80 crore and the productivity is 11,616 coconuts per hectare.
First Published on Sep 3, 2018 08:45 pm
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