APEDA Arranges Cashew Exports On National Cashew Day

  • The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development Authority (APEDA) operates under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
  • Cashew Nut shipment was sent to Bangladesh, Qatar, Malaysia and the USA.
  • Bangladesh is receiving its first-ever shipment of Cashew Nuts from Odisha.
  • After Côte d’Ivoire, India is the second largest producer and exporter of Cashew Nuts.
  • It shares more than 15%, followed by Vietnam in the world’s cashew export.
  • India’s top export destinations are the UAE, the Netherlands, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.
  • Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are major cashew-producing states in India.
  • India primarily exports Cashew Kernels with small quantities of Cashew Nut Shell Liquid and Cardanol.
  • APEDA is exploring new markets such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Spain, Kuwait, Qatar, the USA and European countries, etc.
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