June 18, 2024


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India sees sharp rise in edible oil exports at 80,765 tonnes for 2019-20

In a major boost for India’s oilseed sector, the region has recorded a sharp bounce — nearly fifty four for each cent — in edible oil exports to eighty,765 tonnes for 2019-twenty, in accordance to government knowledge.

India had exported 52,490 tonnes of edible oils in 2018-19. The region earned ₹955.fifty one crore all through 2019-twenty from the exports, which is more than ₹320 crore higher from ₹627 crore recorded in the previous year.

The increase in bulk exports is witnessed as a big boost to oilseed growers as it brightens the prospective clients for better remuneration for their oilseed crops. Edible oils are freely exportable in bulk, when mustard oil is permitted in customer packs not exceeding 5 kg. Main oils exported are groundnut oil, rice bran oil and also tiny amount of sesame oil, sunflower oil and mustard oil. Groundnut oil is a major oil exported from India with a complete of 38,226 tonnes of exports well worth ₹390 crore. China is a major customer of India’s groundnut oil (crude and edible) with 33,505 tonnes. Past year, India had exported fifteen,533 tonnes of groundnut oil well worth ₹128 crore.



Bhutan and Canada are the largest consumers of India’s soyabean oil with 5,708 tonnes and two,193 tonnes respectively, when the US imports one,140 tonnes of soyabean oil from India. India exported nine,822 tonnes of soyabean oil all through 2019-twenty, which is valued at ₹86.23 crore. Soyabean oil exports for 2018-19 have been recorded at four,246 tonnes well worth ₹38 crore.

India also exported mustard oil in customer packs of 5 kg at three,681 tonnes well worth ₹46.97 crore, generally to the UAE with 963 tonnes and to the US with 445 tonnes. India documented a increase in exports of sesame oil and coconut oil over the very last year at 5,618 tonnes and seven,870 tonnes, respectively, displaying a year-on-year progress of over twelve for each cent and fifteen for each cent, respectively.

“The increase in exports of edible oils is a favourable development for India’s oilseed growers. This allows higher realisations for their crops,” mentioned BV Mehta, Executive Director, The Solvent Extractors’ Affiliation of India (SEA).

Export of rice bran oil has been permitted in bulk due to the fact September 2015, which has aided boost exports. As for each knowledge compiled by SEA, India exported twelve,521 tonnes of rice bran oil and tiny amount of mahua and mango kernel oils well worth ₹127 crore. In 2018-19, India exported twelve,807 tonnes of rice bran oil. Main consumers for India’s rice bran oils are the US, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand.