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India's April-January non-basmati rice exports jump 34 per cent year on year: Govt body

Last Updated: Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 11:42 AM Visits 198

MUMBAI: India's non-basmati rice exports during April-January jumped 34 percent from a year earlier to 7.02 million tonnes as Bangladesh, Benin and Sri Lanka raised purchases, a government body said. 

The country's buffalo meat exports during the period rose 7.2 percent from a year ago to 1.16 million tonnes on good demand from Vietnam, Malaysia and Egypt, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority said in a statement. 

India is the world's biggest exporter of buffalo meat and rice.