India: Pomegranate cultivation and exports [2018-19]

Last Modified: Thu Nov 29 2018 02:28:15 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1,500,000 tonnes
    Production as of Nov 2018. A 30% decline in production is expected due to drought situation in Maharashtra - the pomegranate bowl of India.
  • ? hectare
    Total area under pomegranate cultivation. 50% of plantation in Maharashtra is expected to be hit due to drought conditions in the state.
  • ?
    Productivity in tonnes per hectare
  • 85,000 tonnes
    Estimated exports during the Nov 2018 to Mar 2019 period inspite of minimum residue limit (MRL) regulations imposed by several importing countries, especially the EU. Out of 85,000 tonne, nearly 10,000 tonne is likely to be exported to Europe, 30,000 tonne to Bangladesh, 40,000 tonne to West Asia and 5000 tonnes to other countries.