Potatoes exports

Potatoes are Exported in Maximum quantities from India

Indian Export Import Consultancies are focused on exporting the most suited goods from India. India’s primary source of economy is agriculture hence export of agricultural products is a profitable deal. India is the second largest potato producer country in the world. Is there any country that doesn’t need potatoes? Potato is a food eaten in every corner of the world in different ways. India is one of those county that has huge consumption of potatoes but still India is capable of exporting potatoes after fulfilling the domestic need.

Potatoes Export Volume of India in 2020-21 :

Consecutively Nepal holds to be the top importer for the largest portion of Indian potato export at over 218 thousand metric tons. Followed by Oman with 22 thousand metric tons of fresh and chilled Indian potato export. That year India nearly exported 323 thousand metric tons of potatoes. The export of potatoes from India was valued at over five billion Indian rupees. This was an increase from the previous FY export value of over four billion Indian rupees.

List of Top 10 Countries India Export Potatoes-

  • Nepal- 218 thousand metric tons
  • Oman- 22 thousand metric tons
  • Saudi Arabia- 15 thousand metric tons
  • Malaysia- 13 thousand metric tons
  • Indonesia- 11 thousand metric tons
  • Sri Lanka- 8 thousand metric tons
  • Kuwait- 7 thousand metric tons
  • United Arab Emirates- 6 thousand metric tons
  • Maldives- 4 thousand metric tons
  • Mauritius- 3 thousand metric tons

Potatoes World Export-

The demand for Indian seed potatoes in the global market has been raised by 25% of value in the last five years. Potatoes are liked and appreciated all over the world. International purchases of imported raw potatoes cost an estimated US$5.1 billion in 2019. From a continental perspective, European countries bought the most imported raw potatoes in 2019, costing $3.6 billion or 69.2% of the global total. In second place were Asian importers at 14% while 7.5% of potatoes imported worldwide were delivered to North America with 6.6% going to North America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQf0v4ewir8&t=1s   Mentioned below are the Top 10 countries that imported the highest dollar value worth of raw potatoes during the year 2019.

  • Belgium: US$769 million (15% of total imported potatoes)
  • Netherlands: $463.4 million (9%)
  • Germany: $348.4 million (6.8%)
  • Spain: $338.9 million (6.6%)
  • Italy: $244.2 million (4.8%)
  • United States: $220.3 million (4.3%)
  • France: $157.7 million (3.1%)
  • United Kingdom: $148 million (2.9%)
  • Russia: $132.7 million (2.6%)
  • Portugal: $120.2 million (2.3%)

Potatoes have many uses and are cooked in a variety of styles across the world. Potatoes are used in cooking as well as in pickle making. To boost the export of Potatoes, the Indian government has taken an initiative as potatoes are permitted for export without any minimum export price. Potato is a major crop in India and is mostly grown in different states of the country like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and Gujarat. India is exporting to more than 30 countries around the world. India is one of the major exporters of Potatoes even so India is one of the largest Consumers of Potatoes. Potatoes are used as salad, as the main course sabzi as dessert! Such varied use of potatoes is not solely in India but around the world, hence such great demand. Organically grown potatoes, fresh potatoes, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, sugar-free potatoes, etc, are the most famous varieties of potatoes. The price of potatoes varies from 10 rs/kg in India to 50 rs/kg. When exported to international markets yields more than double the return earned in the local markets. Export import business training figures out the facts and details of exporting potatoes.

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