Exports of fresh grapes have begun on a positive note in the current season and the shipments, so far, have been estimated at around 392 tonnes. Exporters see an increase of 10-30 per cent in output aided by favourable climatic conditions in the key producing state of Maharashtra.
Mahindra Agri, a large exporter, expects to ship 10,500-12,000 tonnes of grapes this year, up by about 33 per cent over the last calendar year, said Ashok Sharma, Managing Director and CEO of Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd. Sharma attributed the positive trend in grape exports to farmers using better practices, improved crop management and nutrition, which resulted in increased productivity.
“Last year, total exports from India to Europe, China and the Far East were over 8,500, 40-ft containers. This year, the exports should increase to over 10,000,” felt Ashok Motiani, Managing Director at Freshtrop Fruits Ltd.
Source :- Dailyshippingtimes.com