Climate change forces India to depend on Nutmeg imports
Commodity Online | May 30 2017
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Although India is one of the largest producer of Nutmeg in the world, India now depends on the imports as the climate change has resulted in lower production.

During 2011-12 season Nutmeg imports to the country was seen at 735 tons, which decreased slightly to 720 tons in 2012-13 season. But due to the lower production the imports have increased to 800 tons in 2013-14 season.

After 2013-14 season the imports have declined on the back of better production. During 2014-15 season imports have declined to 352 tons. And with the improved domestic production, the imports during 2016-17 was only a mere 8 tons.

Now Nutmeg production in India is facing another problem as climate change has taken effect, and India has again returned to the dependency of imports. It is estimated that Nutmeg production in India is about 14000 tons per year. During 2015-16 production was seen at 14000 tons.