Exports of Banana from India in 2017 – India’s Top Exporters of Banana

06 April 2018
Banana Export

Which is the biggest banana in the world? The world’s largest banana is Musa Ingens, which is grown in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. The size of this banana variety can go up to 10 cm thick and 15 m long. Banana is the world’s favourite fruit and the 4th most important food crop after rice, wheat and maize. India is the largest producer of bananas in the world with 28% share of world production. Top 5 banana producing countries are – India, Brazil, Ecuador, China and the Philippines. Among top banana exporting countries, India is the 20th biggest exporter of bananas globally due to the fact that the country also consumes bananas in greater quantity. Let’s just have a wider outlook at India’s export market of banana by analysing Export Genius report on banana export from India during 2017.


Banana is an important fruit crop of many tropical and subtropical regions in India. It is cultivated in an area of 830.5 thousand hectares. The country’s total production of bananas is around 29,779.91 thousand tons. Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are the biggest producing Indian states of bananas, among which Maharashtra stood as the largest banana exporting state with 96.91% share in value. Maharashtra supplied bananas worth USD 47202673 to the countries, especially Middle East in 2017.


Banana Varieties in India


Bananas, which come under HS Code 0803, are grown in the following varieties:


Grand Naine: This most accepted international variety of banana produces a bunch weighing 25 kg and may go up to 32-35 kg with 8-10 hands with 200-220 fruits/bunch.

 

Robusta: It has black brown blotches on the stem. Bunches weigh around 20 kg having 8-10 hands/bunch. The length is 15-20 cm and girth is 12 cm with thick fruit skin.

 

Dwarf Cavendish: The plant is dwarf with large bunches weighing about 20 kg. It’s compactly arranged 8-10 hands and length is 13-14 cm and girth is 8-10 cm.

 

Red Banana: The plant is tall and its colour is purplish red. The bunch weight is 20-25 kg with 6-7 hands and 80 fruits/bunch. The length of this banana variety is 16-18 cm.


Nendran: The plant of this banana variety has bunch of 5-6 hands weighing about 6-12 kg.  

 

Monthly Values of Banana Exports from India during 2017


India’s exports of banana amounted to USD 48 million in 2017, which declined from 2016’s 60 million. According to India export data of banana, the country supplied bananas maximum in May month during 2017. Let’s have month-wise analysis of Indian export market of banana with India export statistics of banana recorded in 2017.


 

Month

Value (USD %)

Value (USD)

January

8.00%

3897682

February

7.68%

3740110

March

8.79%

4283113

April

13.48%

6565650

May

14.24%

6935153

June

8.71%

4244627

July

8.44%

4108921

August

6.23%

3033764

September

5.07%

2470816

October

5.89%

2869422

November

5.15%

2507732

December

8.32%

4052224

 

India’s Banana Exports to Top 10 Countries in 2017


India exports bananas maximum to Middle East countries the most in which the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Kuwait top the charts. UAE recorded 31.58% share in value, while Oman recorded 19.68% share in value of banana imports from India. Here is the list of 10 largest countries that purchased bananas from India during 2017.

 

Foreign Country

Value (USD %)

Value (USD)

United Arab Emirates

31.58%

15381297

Oman

19.68%

9586085

Saudi Arabia

12.34%

6012705

Iran

11.79%

5741004

Kuwait

8.98%

4376288

Qatar

8.54%

4158076

Bahrain

3.31%

1612558

Maldives

1.33%

647698

Iraq

0.65%

314228

Republic Of Korea

0.59%

286254

 

How Bananas are Shipped to the Middle East? Let’s understand from the chart given below.



5 Largest Indian Ports of Banana Exports in 2017


JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port), also known as Nhava Sheva recorded the highest export shipments of banana during 2017. Banana shipments worth USD 16900646 were shipped from India’s JNPT in this year. Here are 2017 banana shipment values of 5 largest Indian ports.

 

Indian Port

Value (USD %)

Value (USD)

JNPT

34.70%

16900646

Cochin Air

25.68%

12509020

Trivandrum Air

19.53%

9513149

Calicut Air

8.57%

4174861

Tuticorin Sea

6.57%

3201657

 

So, want to know who is the largest competitor of your Indian banana export business? Or wish to import bananas from India and looking for trustworthy banana suppliers in India? Just check out Export Genius genuine report on banana exports from India 2017. It provides you a list of largest banana exporters in Maharashtra, Karnataka or any other Indian state. Few fresh banana exporters of India are mentioned below.


Top Banana Exporters in India


Among banana sellers in India, Fair Export India Pvt. Ltd. is leading exporter of bananas in India. How much banana export business did by banana export company India in 2017? Let’s find out from 2017 statistics of 5 largest Indian suppliers of banana.


1.    Fair Export India Pvt. Ltd.: 9.31%

2.    INI Farms Private Ltd.: 7.99%

3.    Mayi Industries: 5.56%

4.    Ambadi Food: 3.59%

5.    White Globe: 3.08%


If you want to buy banana export data of India, look at the given below sample first.


HS Code

08039010

Product Description

Fresh Banana

Quantity

1170

Unit

KG

FOB Value (USD)

939.5

Foreign Port

Dubai

Foreign Country

United Arab Emirates

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