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Export highlights and key markets

 Total spices export from India stood at 947,790 tonnes valued at US$ 2.63 billion in the year 2016-17,
registering a year-on-year growth of 6 per cent in value terms.
 Major importers of Indian are US, China, Vietnam, UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia,
and Germany.
 Top spices produced in the country include pepper, cardamom, chilli, ginger, turmeric, coriander, cumin,
celery, fennel, fenugreek, ajwain, dill seed, garlic, tamarind, clove, and nutmeg among others.
 India commands a formidable position in the world spice trade with the spice exports expected to touch US$
2.63 billion by 2016-17.


The Spices Board of India works towards the development and worldwide promotion of
Indian spices. It provides quality control and certification, registers exporters,
documents trade information and provides inputs to the central government on policy
matters. The board participates in major international fairs and food exhibitions to
promote Indian spices, apart from organising various domestic events.

India, known as the home of spices, boasts a long history of trading with the ancient
civilisations of Rome and China. Today, Indian spices are the most sought-after
globally, given their exquisite aroma, texture, taste and medicinal value. India has the
largest domestic market for spices in the world. Traditionally, spices in India have been
grown in small land holdings, with organic farming gaining prominence in recent times.
India is the world's largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices; the country
produces about 75 of the 109 varieties listed by the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) and accounts for half of the global trading in spices.


Last updated on 16-12-2014, 13:20



Cochin, Alleppey, Calicut, Nedumangad, Konni,

Black Pepper Adoor, Pala, Alwaye, Thodupuzha, Chalakudy,
Badagara, Cannanore, Tellicherry, Kanjangad,
Kasaragod-(Kerala); Bombay-(Maharashtra)

Cochin, Thodupuzha-(Kerala); Saklashpur,

Mercara, Medikeri, Mangalore-(Karnataka);
Cardamom Bombay-(Maharashtra); Virudhunagar, Cumbum,
Bodinayakkanur, Thevaram, Pattiveerampatti-(Tamil

Virudhnagar, Tuticorin, Sankarankoil, Kovilpatti,

Chillies Theni, Ariyalur, Ramnad-(Tamil Nadu); Guntur-(Andhra

Cochin, Alleppey, Punalur, Adoor, Pala,

Ginger Alwaye, Moovattupuzha, Thodupuzha, Calicut,

Alleppey-(Kerala); Erode-(Tamil Nadu); Cudappah,

Nizamabad, Guntur-(Andhra Pradesh); Sangi-(Maharashtra)

Amritsar-(Punjab), Nadiad-(Gujarat); Saharanpur-(Uttar

Celery seed

Guntur, Varavakonda, Nandyal-(Andhra Pradesh);

Ramganj (Mandi) Baran,Kotta-(Rajasthan) ;
Thiruchirappilly, Virudhunagar-(Thamil Nadu)
Coriander seed

Davangore-(Karnataka); Varanasi, Jaunpur-(Uttar


Unjha, Palan, Mohsana, Visnagar-(Gujarat);

Cumin seed
Jaipur, Kisangarh Kokri-(Rajasthan)

Unjha, Visnagar, Nadiad, Vijapur-(Gujarat);

Fennel seed
Jodhpur-(Rjasthan); Varanasi, Hathras, Gorakhpur-(Uttar

Unjha, Idar, Visnagar-(Gujarat) Jaora,Indore,

Fenugreek seed Khjner (Madhya Predesh)

Molerkotla-(Punjab), Varanasi,Jampur, Hapur-(Uttar

Pradesh) Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ramganj-Mandi, Bhawani-Mandi,
Baran -(Rajasthan)

Hassan, Hubli, Gulbarga-(Karnataka); Nizamabad,

Hyderabad-(Andhra Pradesh); Poona, Nasik-(Maharashtra);
Bundi, Ramganj-Mandi Bhawani-Mandi (Rajasthan);
Patna-(Bihar); Surat, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad,
Visnagar-(Gujarath); Nimach, Pipaliya, Mandhasaud-(Madhya
Pradesh); Varanasi, Jaunpur-(Uttar pradesh)

Spice Products

Madras-(Tamil Nadu); Bombay-(Maharashtra);

Curry powder
Cochin-(Kerala); Calcutta-(West Bengal); Banglore-(Karnataka)

Cochin, Calcutta,Alleppey-(Kerala) Bombay-(Maharashtra);

Oils and Oleoresins

Madurai-(Tamil Nadu); Banglore-(Karnataka)

Export of Spices from India -
Indian Spices Export Data of Q2
India is largest producer and exporter of spices around the globe. USA and Vietnam are the
main markets for Indian Spices while the maximum shipments of spices departs from Mundra
Sea. It has the largest domestic market for spices with 109 varieties listed by ISO (International
Organisation for Standardization) in the world. India exports around 75 varieties of spices and it
primarily exports cumin, red chilli, pepper, turmeric, green cardamom, fennel, black pepper,
coriander, ginger etc. The spices come under HS code 09. Spices in India have been grown in
small land holdings with organic farming gaining importance in modern times. These are most
sought after globally specified their quality, taste and medicinal values.

If we check the recent stats of Q2 2017 (April-June), India did spice export business of USD
546.47 million. As per the Indian spices export statistics, the month wise analysis shows that the
value of USD 245.15 million, USD 166.03 million, USD 135.28 million recorded in the month of
April, May and June 2017 respectively. It registered 33% of the sales from the spices under HS
code 09093129 and recorded highest value of USD 184535671 from this product during the
same period. Let’s take a comprehensive look at the detailed analysis of export of spices from
India on the basis of varieties, exporting companies, destination countries and Indian Ports.

List of Spices Exported from India in Q2 2017

During April-June 2017, India has exported 62 varieties of Spices in its destination countries.
Top spices exports from India are Cumin, Red Chilli, Pepper and Turmeric. These varieties of
Indian spices exports approximately 70% of the total exports in Q2 of 2017. Cumin is the most
exported spices from India as India did USD 212 million i.e. 39% of the spices exports from
Cumin only during April-June 2017. Cumin is the dried, white fruit with greyish brown in colour of
a small slender with annual herb. Red chilli is the other most exporting Indian spices which did
USD 100.57 million i.e. 18.40% of the spices exports in the same period. Chilli is the dried ripe
fruit of the genus capsicum. Go through the following table to check the list of most exported
spice varieties from India.

Spices Value (USD Million) Value (%)

Cumin 212 38.89

Red Chilli 100 18.40

Pepper 88 16.26

Turmeric 43 7.96
Green Cardamom 17 3.17

*Above stats are based on Q2 2017 report

Want to sell spices outside India? You must know that how many types of spices are exporting
from India and who are its top destination countries. In our Indian Spices Export Data, you will
get all the complete details like spices buyers in other countries.

Export of Spices from India Highest to USA and Vietnam

India is exporting spices to around 140 countries across the world. It did spice export business
of USD 130 million from Unites States of America which represents 23.96% of the total export of
Indian spices. Around 45 varieties of spices have been exported to USA during Q2 of 2017.
Cumin is the most demanded Indian Spices in United States which recorded 18.61% of the
total’s value. USA is followed by Vietnam, UAE, Thailand and Malaysia in the list of top
countries who received maximum shipments of spices from India.

India recorded spices exports of USD 109 million from Vietnam which represents 20.10% of
total’s output. The varieties like red chilli, pepper, cumin and fennel are the most demanded
Indian spices in Vietnam. The other top countries such as United Arab of Emirates and Thailand
received Indian spices with the value of USD 27 million and USD 25 million respectively during
April-June 2017. Refer the below table to check the top destination countries of India.
Destination Countries Value (USD Million)

USA 130

Vietnam 109

UAE 27

Thailand 25

Malaysia 23

*Above stats are based on Q2 2017 report

Top Spices Exporters in India

There are more than 1300 active spices exporters in India. As we know, USA is the largest in
Indian spices importers. Around 200 Indian spices exporters did spice export business from
United States. Nedspice Processing India Private Limited is the largest in Indian spices
exporters which did 15.68% of total exports. It recorded USD 85.68 million from spices exports
in the period of April-June 2017. Here, we are providing some spices exporters in India.

 Nandyala Satyanarayana

 Sidhhartha Corporation Pvt.Ltd
 Asian Food Industries
 Laxmi Enterprises
 Bright Fame International

In Indian spices export data, you will access the complete list of spices companies in India with
the other details like its destination country, total value, shares etc.

Mundra Sea Departs Maximum Shipments of Indian Spices

India did spice export business from 56 ports during the second quarter of year 2017. More than
half of shipments of Indian spices has received from mainly three Indian port namely Mundra
Sea, JNPT and Kattupalli Port Sea. As per the Indian spices export statistics, India has
departed maximum shipments from Mundra Sea and recorded USD 182 million which is 33.45%
of total exports. More than 40 varieties of spices have departed from this port from April-June

JNPT recorded second highest shipments of Indian Spices. India did spices exports of USD 82
million during Q2 of 2017 which represents 15.18% of total’s output. Turmeric and Red Chilli are
the most exported Indian Spices from JNPT with the value of USD 25 million and USD 19
million respectively. Go through the following table to check the biggest Indian ports which have
departed maximum shipments.
Indian Port Value (USD Million)

Mundra Sea 182


Kattupalli Port Sea 71

Cochin Sea 53

Pipavav 42

*Above stats are based on Q2 2017 report

Spices Export Board in India – A Way to Promote Abroad

Spices Export Board of India and Spices Export Promotion Council of India are the best
way to promote your export business on a large scale across the world. Indian spices board
works towards the development and worldwide promotion of Indian spices. It provides quality
control & certification, registers exporters, trade information and also provides input to the
central government on policy matters. The board is an international link between the Indian
Spices exporters and importers abroad. The board participates in major international fairs and
food exhibitions to promote Indian spices apart from organising various domestic events. Export
promotion of all spices through support for technology & quality upgradation, brand promotion
and research & product development.

Sample of Indian Spices Exports

Want to sell Indian spices in other countries? You must know about the destination countries of
Indian spices with the name of its buyers. Let’s go through the sample of Spices Export Data
of India in the given table below.

Date 24/Nov/2016

HS code 09109100

Product Description 09/0 – Chicken Masala (Blended with coriander

powder – 45.741 MT along with other spices
indigenously procured) 160g Chicken

Port of Loading Cochin Sea

Foreign Port Sohar

Unit MTS

Quantity 2.016

Total Value (USD) 10160.63

Unit Rate (USD) 5039.99

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exporters etc. We provide analytical report as per HS code, specifications and varieties.

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