India's Foreign Trade

Problems of Natural Rubber Industry in India

September 22, 2015

In recent years, natural rubber production in India is facing sharp decline. Currently, India is world’s fifth largest natural rubber producer and fourth largest consumer behind China, the US and Japan. In 2012, however, India was on 4th rank after Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Before that India...

Pulses Production, Consumption and International Trade In India

September 19, 2015

Pulses are leguminous crops that constitute an essential part of Indian diet because nearly 43% of all Indians are vegetarian (urban-48% rural-41%) and pulses are important protein source. The main pulses grown in India include chickpea or Bengal gram, pigeon pea or red gram or arhar,  lentil (masur...

Cultivation and Export of Basmati Rice from India

September 19, 2015

Basmati Rice verities give aroma pleasant flavour after cooking. Indian basmati rice is known for its extra-long superfine slender grains with a length to breadth ratio of more than 3.5. It is most preferred especially for Biryani and Pulao preparation on special occasion and is sold at...

Current Trends in India’s Agricultural Exports and Imports

September 19, 2015

In 2012-13, the share of agricultural commodities and food products in India’s overall export basket was 10.66%.  This figure was around 20% in 1990s while 7.9% in late 2010s. Thus, from 1990s onwards, the share of farm exports in India’s total exports went down, and it has...