India's cashew exports fell 19% in value from US$240m to US$191m, and 10% in quantity terms from 40695 tonnes to 36510 tonnes between April-August 2000 vis-à-vis the same period last year. Price realisation average too, fell badly by 9 % from US$266 / tonne to US$241 / tonne. This was announced by the Cashewnut Export Promotion Council.

India is the world's largest grower, processor and exporter of Cashew. About 700,000 hectares are used to cultivate cashew.

By Navroz Havewala