Cumin exports from India are likely to cross 2 lakh tonne by the top of the present season, within the subsequent couple of months.
Apart from India, Turkey and Syria are the most important producers of cumin. Afghanistan, too, produces small portions of cumin. However, Turkey and Syria have reportedly produced much less cumin this season, and therefore cumin exporters from India will profit, stated Ashwin Nayak founder-chairman of the Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders, headquartered at Unjha in north Gujarat.
More than 90% of India’s cumin crop is harvested in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Cumin yield from each states usually arrives on the Unjha Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), one of many greatest agriculture markets in Asia.
“Compared to last year, cumin production in the country is likely to remain 10 to 15% lower. Last year, cumin production was around 92 lakh bags (55 kg per bag) in India. This season, it would be around 85 to 90 lakh bags due to early exit of winter in the cumin-growing areas of Gujarat,” Nayak stated.
As per knowledge from the state agriculture division, cumin sowing in Gujarat has gone down to 4.69 lakh hectares from final season’s 4.88 lakh hectares. The Unjha market is receiving practically 1,000 baggage per day from north Gujarat, Saurashtra and components of Rajasthan.
Prices of fine high quality cumin are round Rs 2,700 to Rs 2,900 per 20 kg in Unjha, whereas these of medium high quality cumin are round Rs 2,400 to Rs 2,600 per 20 kg.
With over 80% of the whole cumin manufacturing of the world, India is the most important exporter of the spice. Most of the exports are to Gulf nations, adopted by the US, Europe, China and Latin American nations.
Last 12 months, cumin manufacturing in Turkey was round 15,000 tonne. This 12 months, it’s estimated to be decrease. In Syria, political instability has hampered the farming sector. Afghanistan’s manufacturing has elevated to 10,000 tonne in contrast to round 6,000 tonne final 12 months, a number one exporter stated.