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With rising disposable income, dry fruits are moving from a luxury product to a necessity category over the last few years. The Nuts & Dry Fruits industry in India is valued at USD 2.5 billion, while consumption in India is just 3 percent of global demand, though India has 15 percent of the world?s population.
Consumption of nuts and dried fruits is steadily increasing, and is being driven by changing lifestyles and rising health consciousness, which is reflected in growing focus on preventive healthcare against the backdrop of rising healthcare expenditures.
The per capita consumption of nuts in India is very low at 150 gm per annum; this includes direct consumption on health grounds and as snacks; as ingredients in cakes, desserts, namkeen, etc; and during Diwali a
Indian Cashew Industry is lobbying for imports of raw cashewnuts from Vietnam. Traditionally, raw cashew nut was processed manually in India, while it is automated in Vietnam where the processing costs are lower in Vietnam. The mechanised units process 80 kg cashew for ?1,300-1,500 while manual units do it at ?3,000-4,000. The industry is seeking to promote mechanisation by extending soft loans that will help in scaling up production and open more job opportunities. There is also demand for raw cashewnuts as India imports of over 900,000 tonnes to overcome shortage.
Cashewnut processing in Kerala is in dire straights. The issue is related to obsolete machinery, a non-conducive import and export policy and price disparity have been affecting most processing industries in the country. Kerala has high labour costs and non availability of cashew. Indian cashew processing capacity is around 1.7 million tonnes, while Indian cashew production is around 0.7 million tonnes. In order to run the factories round the year, around 1.0 million tonnes of import was necessary for the country. Now in Union Budget for financial year 2019, the import duty has been reduced from 5.0% to 2.5%