Onion Export from India – List of Onion Suppliers in India

09 November 2017
Onion Export Data

India is world’s largest producer of varieties fresh fruits and vegetables, which are exported to more than 120 countries around the globe primarily in Middle East, South East Asia, SAARC countries and the United States. As per National Horticulture database, there is a lot of demand of Indian Onion in foreign countries and India has exported 2415757 metric tonnes of fresh onion to the world for the worth of USD 464.02 million during the year 2016-17. To promote onion export, the government had offered 5% subsidy on exporting onion so that the excess produce can be sold out of India and the stability of Indian onion export price can be maintained within the country. Check out the DGFT notification on onion export's subsidy.


India is the top largest onion growing country in the world, after China. It is well known for its spiciness and available around the year. Onion is considered as an indispensable ingredient of most Indian cooking for different curries and dishes. According to Indian Onion Export Data, India did onion export business of USD 308.64 million between January and September 2017. And the maximum shipments of Indian onion departs from Nhava Sheva Sea (JNPT). Here, we take a comprehensive look at the details of onion export from India during Jan-Sept 2017.


Onion Export Data 2017: Month Wise Analysis


Indian onion has two crop cycles, first harvesting starts from November to January and second harvesting starts from January to May. Due to extreme weather, there has been a huge drop in the Indian onion production between March and June. As a result, Indian onion export has declined during this period.  Onion export data shows that lowest sales recorded in April 2017 (USD 27.93 million) and highest sales in September (USD 46.29 million). Check the following table to know the month wise analysis of onion export from India in 2017 between January and September.    See here - Onion Export Statistics of India 2017 – Infographic



Month

Value (USD Million)

Value (%)

January

37.30

12.09

February

31.38

10.17

March

30.35

9.83

April

27.93

9.05

May

36.14

11.71

June

29.61

9.59

July

33.08

10.72

August

36.53

11.84

September

46.29

15.00


 
Varieties of Onions in India


India mainly exports fresh onions to foreign countries followed by dehydrated onion. During 2017 (Jan-Sept), fresh onion export from India recorded USD 216.95 million which represented 70.29% of the total onion exports while it was USD 72.49 million (23.49%) for dehydrated onion. The varieties of onion in India that exports are Podisu onion, Red Onion, White Onion, Krishnapuram rose onion, Bangalore rose onion etc.


The major onion varieties found in India are Agrifound Dark Red, Agrifound Light Red, NHRDF Red, Agrifound White, Agrifound Rose and Agrifound Red, Pusa Ratnar, Pusa Red, Pusa White Round. There are certain varieties of yellow onion which are suitable for export in European countries namely Tana F1, Arad-H, Suprex, Granex 55, HA 60 and Granex 429.


As we know, the production of onion in India is seasonal. It is seen the raise and decline in the onion prices throughout the year. Sometimes, NAFED raises the minimum export price of Onion due to less production and other major reasons. Minimum export price of onion in India is fixed government department of commerce. However, actual price fixing of onions may be done by NAFED. MEP is the price below which an exporter is not allowed to export the product from India. It is imposed in view of rising domestic retail/wholesale price or production disruptions in the country.


After January crop hits the market, the prices fall due to oversupply. Then May crop hits the market, the cartel starts purchasing onions by the tonne, mostly from Lasalgaon in Nashik which is Asia’s largest onion market. When May harvest has been mopped up by the cartel, there is no more supply till January except a small harvest in November.


India Exports Highest Onion from Maharashtra


There are 23 states of India which are exporting onion to other countries. The major onion exporting states are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Bihar and Jammu & Kashmir. Maharashtra and Gujarat together registered 80% value of the onion export. Maharashtra (mainly Nashik) stood as largest onion exporter state in India and recorded USD 191.09 million in 2017 which represents 62% of the total’s output. Gujarat and Tami Nadu recorded USD 56.41 million and USD 33.09 million from onion export. You can go to the following table to check the Top 10 onion exporter states of India.




Indian States

Value (USD Million)

Maharashtra

191.09

Gujarat

56.41

Tamil Nadu

33.09

Karnataka

10.10

West Bengal

5.86

Andhra Pradesh

4.62

Kerala

1.94

Delhi

1.33

Bihar

1.16

Jammu & Kashmir

0.76


*Above stats are based on Jan-Sept 2017 report


List of Onion Suppliers in India


During Jan-Sept 2017, it is recorded that more than 1100 onion suppliers in India are supplying different varieties of onions to foreign countries. Jain Farm Fresh Foods Limited is one of the largest onion suppliers in India. It did onion export business worth of USD 20.46 million which represents approximately 7% of the total onion export value. Here are the names of some onion exporters in India.


                   ·         Jain Farm Fresh Foods Ltd.

                   ·         Sarah Exim Pvt. Ltd.

                   ·         Pride Fresh Produce

                   ·         Sanghar Exports

                   ·         Oceanic Foods Limited


Onion Export Partners of India


India exports onion highest to Malaysia as it is the main market for Indian onions. Malaysia is the biggest onion export partner of India since 2011. As per onion export data, India did onion export business of USD 62 million with Malaysia between January and September 2017 which represents 20% of the total’s value. UAE (United Arab Emirates) stood as second largest onion export partner of India. India did 13.45% of onion exports to UAE with the value of USD 41.50 million in 2017. Onion export from India to Dubai recorded the maximum onion shipments in UAE.


The other major onion export destinations of India are Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Germany, Bangladesh and United Kingdom. Refer the below table to check the top major Indian onion export destination with their value and share recorded from Q1 to Q3 2017.



Foreign Country

Value (USD Million)

Value (%)

Malaysia

62.00

20.09

UAE

41.50

13.45

Sri Lanka

34.72

11.25

Indonesia

13.84

4.49

Saudi Arabia

11.53

3.74

Kuwait

11.21

3.63

Qatar

10.71

3.47

Germany

10.56

3.42

Bangladesh

9.08

2.94

United Kingdom

8.83

2.86

*Above stats are based on Jan-Sept 2017 report


India’s JNPT Departs Maximum Onion Shipments


India is exporting onion to foreign countries from around 40 ports. JNPT is the biggest Indian port which departs the maximum number of onion shipments. India recorded 60% value of onion export from JNPT only in 2017 i.e. USD 186.37 million. JNPT is followed by Mundra Sea, Pipavav, Bhusawal ICD and Chennai Sea. Here is the table representing five biggest Indian port of Onion exports.



Indian Port

Value (USD Million)

JNPT

186.37

Mundra Sea

27.75

Pipavav

23.83

Bhusawal ICD

14.80

Chennai Sea

12.05

*Above stats are based on Jan-Sept 2017 report


Subscribe to get Onion Export Data 2017


Are you searching for Indian onion buyers in foreign countries or for onion suppliers in India? Well, you can find the list of both in onion export data. Subscribe our trade report to get the complete shipment details of Indian onion exports. Let’s see the facts that you will gain from our report.


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Here, we are providing the sample of Indian Onion export data that will help you to get an idea the data fields that we cover in our trade report.


HS Code

07031010

Product Description

Fresh Onion (Small Bangalore Erose Onion 20-25 Mm) Pkd In Mesh Bags

TYPE

FRESH ONION

Quantity

30

Unit

MTS

Unit Price INR

7370

Unit Price Foreign Currency

140

Currency Name

USD

FOB Value INR

221100

FOB Value Foreign Currency

4200

FOB Value in Lacs INR

2.21

Foreign Port

Penang (Georgetown)

Foreign Country

MALAYSIA

Indian Port

Chennai Sea (INMAA1)

 

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