India’s garlic exports surged by over 90 percent in the first quarter of this financial year. The main cause of this move are the renewed lockdowns and rising fuel costs in China.
India exported 12,693 tons of garlic in April-June, which was a 92 percent increase in volumes and a 72 percent jump in value from a year earlier. Garlic registered the biggest increase among the 19 varieties of spices exported from India.
The rise in India’s garlic exports comes as the spread of the Coronavirus in China has led to widespread lockdowns in several cities. Escalating fuel costs have also prompted China to enforce curbs on its usage for drying. As a result, China’s garlic exports have eased.