Maize exports jump nearly six fold in last three years despite Covid-19 pandemic
The export of maize has touched 816.31 million dollars in the first ten months of the current fiscal. It has already exceeded the 634.85 million dollars achieved during the last financial year.
From an exports realization of 142.8 million dollars in 2019-20, the export of maize increased nearly six fold. This has taken the total value of shipment to 1593.73 million dollars in the last three years despite logistical challenges posed by the COVID pandemic.
Neighbouring countries like Bangladesh and Nepal are the major importers of maize from India. Bangladesh has imported maize worth 345.5 million dollars in the current fiscal while Nepal imported maize worth 132.16 million during this period.