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India's April-Aug rice exports drop 4.3 pct year on year: govt body

India's rice exports between April and August dropped 4.3 percent from a year earlier to 5.03 million tonnes as leading buyer Bangladesh trimmed purchases due to bumper local harvest, a government body said. 

The country's buffalo meat exports during the period edged down 1 percent from a year ago to 499,186 tonnes, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority said. 

Guar gum exports rose 1.8 percent to 222,055 tonnes on robust demand from the United States. 

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

The country's exports of pulses more than doubled during the period to 144,608 tonnes, while dairy exports surged 29.3 percent to 50,561 tonnes, the agency said. 

Source : PIB


Posted on Oct 01, 2018

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