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  • Untimely rains may hit coffee output

    Untimely rains may hit coffee output

    With the prediction of a normal production and exports looking good, prospects are bullish for the Indian coffee sector in the short term.

    High local prices hit cardamom exports

    High local prices hit cardamom exports

    High prices in the local market have made Indian cardamom uncompetitive overseas. Top rival Guatemala has regained its market share in the Middle East.

    Coffee export jumps 60% to 3,25,116 tonnes

    Coffee export jumps 60% to 3,25,116 tonnes

    Indian coffee export is on a high. Exports increased nearly 60% to touch 3,25,116 tonne in 2010-11. This is the highest quantity ever exported by the country.

    Higher global coffee prices push exports

    Higher global coffee prices push exports

    Coffee exporters warn that the situation is not exactly rosy for the next year with a forecast of production drop and price correction.

    Turmeric prices remain firm on export demand

    Turmeric prices remain firm on export demand

    Turmeric prices have remained buoyant despite an increase in supplies due to the higher export demand. Supplies rose in the main markets of Erode and Nizamabad which opened on Monday after Shivaratri holidays.

    Spices Board expanding cultivation in new areas

    Spices Board expanding cultivation in new areas

    The European Union’s recent warnings about rising pesticide levels in chillies and nutmeg have spurred Spices Board, under the Union commerce ministry, to encourage their farming in new regions.

    Eggs, chicken to turn costlier on demand surge

    Eggs, chicken to turn costlier on demand surge

    After a brief respite in January, eggs and chicken are again becoming expensive as demand resumes for animal protein in the summer and it outpaces supply in a traditionally lean season.

    Coconut exports surge on poor Lankan output

    Coconut exports surge on poor Lankan output

    Sri Lanka has been the main competitor to India in the export of coconut and its products. But exports from Lanka have been hit by a sharp shortfall in production. And Sri Lanka’s loss has turned out to be India’s gain.

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