Spices imports rose in quantity to 78,091 tonnes
from 77,818 tonnes
but its import bill remained low at $86m versus $93m.
Sugar exports hit record 1.469m tonnes
earning $508m in FY18, as compared to 307,348 tonnes
fetching $161m in FY17.
In vegetable crops, tomatoes accounted for the largest cultivated areas, with a total area of 6,029 acres and production of 199,232 tonnes
, followed by watermelon, with a total area of 4,120 acres and production of 56,047 tonnes
, cauliflower, with a total area of 2,989 acres and production of 28,031 tonnes
Total availability of DAP will be 484,000 tonnes
against expected offtake of 6,00,000 tonnes
Stourbridge Birmingham By car: 1.7 tonnes
(122 party balloons) By train: 0.4 tonnes
The usage of diesel in FY18 surged by 9m tonnes
as against 8.5m tonnes
mainly due to improved sales of locally made trucks.
At the end of last year, the quantity of demersal fish caught reached 67,567 tonnes
, an increase of 9.2 per cent over the end of 2016 when it was 61,851 tonnes
The past five years have been positive for the cement industry as annual despatches increased by 12.46m tonnes
from 33.43m tonnes
in 2012-13 to 45.89m tonnes
The EU's overall total allowable catch (TAC) for blue whiting in the North Sea is set at 150,000 tonnes
. The package grants 30,000 tonnes
of blue whiting to Spain even though Spanish fishermen have caught no more than 700 tonnes
of the stock annually over the past five years.