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The Indian Spices’ Sector
- India is known for its spices not only because of the production quantum and diverse range but also because of their rich aroma, taste and texture.
- The diverse climatic conditions – from tropical to sub-tropical to
temperate-almost all spices grow splendidly in India.
- The area and production of spices has seen a constant increase in
the last 5 years. Spices have also played a very important role in the
economy of India.
- The trade in spices is one of the oldest has been one of the most
important forms of commerce. Like the trade of silver and gold, spice
trade connected many different civilizations and helped the growth of
- Today, Indian spices are the most sought-after globally, given their
exquisite aroma, texture, taste and medicinal value.
- The country produces about 75 of the 109 varieties listed by the
International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Growth in Exports of Spices from India
- During 2016-17, a total of 9,47,790 MT of spices and
spice products valued INR 17,665 crores (USD 2,633
Mn) was exported from India as against 8,43,255 MT
valued INR 16,238 crores (USD 2,483 Mn) in 2015-16
registering an increase of 12% in volume, 9% in rupee
terms and 6% in dollar terms.
- As compared to the total export target of spices fixed
for the period 2016-17, the total export of Spices has
exceeded the target in terms of both volume and value.
Compared to the target of 8,70,000 MT valued INR
15,725 crores (USD 2,419 Mn) for the financial year
2016-17 the achievement is 109% in terms of volume
and 112% in rupee and 109% dollar terms of value.
Supporting Data Exhibits
Growing area under Organic certification in India (Wild harvest and farm area)