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Export of Grapes and its Products

New Delhi: The details of the quantum and value of grapes and its products exported from the country during the last three years and the current year are as under:

Value in Million USD

Item Description Quantity Unit 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19* 2019-20

(up to April-19)*

Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value
GRAPES, FRESH OR DRIED KGS 231116861 309.32 231258830 341.88 265876791 373.41 35251050 48.13
GRAPES, PREPARED OR PRESERVED KGS 86676 0.16 39313 0.03 144997 0.44 45510 0.02
WINE OF FRESH GRAPES, INCLUDING FORTIFIED WINES; LTR 1250450 8.17 991873 9.62 1105419 9.74 58907 0.44
VERMOUTH AND OTHER WINE OF FRESH GRAPES FLAVOURED WITH PLANTS OR AROMATIC SUBSTANCES LTR 22800 0.05 2548 0.01        
TOTAL     317.70   351.54   383.60   48.59

*provisional

Source: DGCI&S

The exports of grapes have grown during the past three years. The Government has not received any reports of grape producers and exporters having incurred heavy losses on export of grapes during the period.

Promotion of exports of agricultural products like grapes is a continuous process. The Government is seeking to export grapes to newer areas/countries by filing Market Access Requests for Grapes with a number of countries. Under the Agriculture Export Policy, Pune, Nasik and Sangli districts of Maharashtra have been identified as a cluster for export-oriented production of grapes.

An incentive of 7% is available on the export of grapes under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). The Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), an autonomous organisation under the administrative control of Department of Commerce, has been mandated with the export promotion of grapes.

APEDA has implemented GrapeNet, which is a web-based service offered to the stakeholders for facilitating testing and certification of grapes for export from India in compliance with the standards identified by NRC Pune, on the basis of consultation with the exporters. GrapeNet collects, stores and reports – forward and backward traces and quality assurance data entered by the stakeholders within the grapes supply chain in India. Moreover, APEDA has also been providing assistance to the grape exporters under various components of its export promotion scheme.

This information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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