Cumin exports from India are likely to cross 2lakh ton with more than 80% of the all out cumin creation of the world, India is the greatest exporter of the zest. A large portion of the fares are to Gulf nations, trailed by the US, Europe, China and Latin American nations.
A year ago, cumin creation in Turkey was around 15,000 ton. This year, it is assessed to be lower. In Syria, political shakiness has hampered the cultivating area. Afghanistan’s creation has expanded to 10,000 ton contrasted with around 6,000 ton a year ago, a main exporter said. by the end of the current season, in the next couple of months.
Apart from India, Turkey and Syria are the major producers of cumin. Afghanistan, too, produces small quantities of cumin. However, Turkey and Syria have reportedly produced less cumin this season, and hence cumin exporters from India will benefit, said Ashwin Nayak founder-chairman of the Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders, headquartered at Unjha in north Gujarat.
Over 90% of India’s cumin crop is collected in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Cumin yield from the two states by and large shows up at the Unjha Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), one of the greatest horticulture markets in Asia.
“Contrasted with a year ago, cumin creation in the nation is probably going to stay 10 to 15% lower. A year ago, cumin creation was around 92lakh packs (55 kg for each sack) in India. This season, it would be around 85 to 90lakh packs because of early exit of winter in the cumin-developing territories of Gujarat,” Nayak said.
According to information from the state horticulture division, cumin planting in Gujarat has gone down to 4.69lakh hectares from last season’s 4.88lakh hectares. The Unjha market is getting almost 1,000 packs each day from north Gujarat, Saurashtra and parts of Rajasthan.
Costs of good quality cumin are around Rs 2,700 to Rs 2,900 for each 20 kg in Unjha, while those of mid-range quality cumin are around Rs 2,400 to Rs 2,600 for every 20 kg.