Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia said on 12 June 2017 that while India has emerged as the seventh largest exporter of agri-products globally, opportunities in newer markets have to be searched for further growth.
Goods exports during 2016-17 stood at $276.28 billion, out of which agri exports comprised of $33.38 billion representing 12.08% of the total exports
AGRI-PRODUCTS EXPORTS OF INDIA
1. Export of food products from India surged significantly during this period.
2. As highlighted by APEDA exports of food products stood at $16.28 billion representing 48.77% of agri exports from the country.
3.Vietnam, UAE, Saudi Arabia,USA, Iran, Iraq and Nepal are the major destination for export of food products from India.
It is an apex body of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, to promote the export of agricultural commodities and processed food products. APEDA links Indian exporters to global markets besides providing comprehensive export-oriented services.APEDA links Indian exporters to global markets besides providing comprehensive export-oriented services.