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Import of Areca nuts

New Delhi: September 5,2012

Areca nut is imported from many countries including Malaysia and Indonesia.  The details of imports, country-wise and year-wise for the last 3 years are as follows:

 

Country

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

(April-2011 to February-2012)

 

Quantity

(in Kg)

Value

(in Rs Crores)

Quantity

(in Kg)

Value

(in Rs Crores)

Quantity

(in Kg)

Value

(in Rs. Crores)

Austria

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

13899

0.05

Bangladesh

7699590

24.76

33238005

116.53

54786898

200.02

China PRP

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

630000

2.41

Finland

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

160000

0.58

France

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

160000

0.58

Germany

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

106000

0.38

Indonesia

23232175

41.60

23292572

52.05

5578026

18.76

Japan

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

58000

0.23

Kenya    

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Malaysia 

88000

0.12       

377

0.0048

Nil

Nil

Myanmar

2207000

8.13       

1028000

3.69

144000

0.52

Nepal     

5365500

17.80     

14604029

71.52

7066416

25.49

Pakistan

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

174000

0.62

Singapore

211000  

0.3012   

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Spain

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

15600

0.05

Sri Lanka

1360176

6.56

2314507

10.79

768406

3.95

Tanzania

17836    

0.0267

Nil

Nil

17000

0.06

Thailand

1610326

3.06       

1226540

3.16

126510

0.55

Turkey

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

80000

0.31

UAE

14234    

0.02       

270194  

0.98

Nil

Nil

USA

Nil          

Nil

68

0.0016

Nil

Nil

Vietnam  

Nil

Nil

13000    

0.05

Nil

Nil

Total

41805837

102.41

76041392

258.82

69584755

254.71

 

 No major decline in the production and prices of Areca nut in the domestic market has been observed. Minimum price of import has been enhanced from existing Rs.35/- to Rs.75/- per Kilogram w.e.f. 14.8.2012.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 
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