India’s import of black pepper has been estimated at 10,990 tonnes during April-August FY20, latest government data showed.
Of this, the share of import from Vietnam has been estimated at 6,657 tonnes. The share of Sri Lanka and Indonesia has been estimated at 2003 tonnes and 1034 tonnes, respectively.
In a written reply to the Members of Parliament, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, gave the details of import for 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and for the first five months of 2019-20.
The country imported 20,265 tonnes of black pepper during 2016-17, and 29,650 tonnes in 2017-18. India’s import of black pepper stood at 24,950 tonnes in 2018-19 (provisional).