Pepper exports for six months to September showed a rise of 6% in quantity and a 30%-increase in value at 10,100 tonne worth Rs 515 crore.
To meet global demand, farms in India raised production to around 3 lakh tonne last year, when seafood exports from the country touched Rs 30,213 cr.
As Spices Board pitches for more auctioneers the existing ones try to protect their turf.
The tourism industry in Kerala is in the throes of anxiety following an outbreak of avian influenza in at least three southern districts.
“We want to move well ahead of the market,“ said Vikram Grover, vice-president and head of marketing for India and South Asia at TGBL.
Several carmakers have been offering discounts since Diwali to increase sales since the festive-rush did not materialise as expected, and some of tyre makers followed suit.
India exports about 784 tn of clams annually, of which 500 tn come from this small estuary in Kerala. The rest is harvested from Vembanad estuary.
According to September report of International Coffee Organisation, the previous revision by Brazilian crop agency Conab put the production estimate at 45.14 million bags.
The current rise in international markets is stoked by a series of announcements aimed at reducing the surplus stock of natural rubber in the world.
The Kerala government’s announcement to procure rubber at Rs 5 per kg more than the market rate has brought little cheer to the growers.
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