Fruits & Vegetables

Why India for F&V Processing?

  • With production at 259 million MT, India ranks as the second largest producer of Fruits and Vegetables (F&V) in the world
  • F&V processing levels currently stand at close to 2%
  • Investment opportunities exist in initiatives aimed at reducing wastage, including infrastructure (cold chain, processing infrastructure), R&D for processed food & packaging, innovative on-farm preservation systems and skill development

Major States

(Production in Mn MT)

State-Wise Production

Top 5 Fruits & Vegetables Producing States

Exports

  • In 2016-17, India exported fresh fruits and vegetables worth USD 1.6 Bn
    • Mangoes, walnuts, grapes, bananas and pomegranates account for bulk of the fruits exported from the country
    • Onions, okra, bitter gourd, green chilies, mushrooms and potatoes contribute largely to the vegetable export basket
  • Major destinations for Indian fresh fruits and vegetables include UAE, Bangladesh, Malaysia, UK, Netherlands, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Nepal
  • India's export of processed fruits and vegetables was around USD 1.1 Bn in 2016-17, which mainly included dried and preserved vegetables and mango pulp

Opportunities

Equipment & Technology Suppliers

  • New technology in F&V processing
  • Cold chain & pack houses- Farm level, logistics, end product storage and at point of retail
  • •Packaging technology
  • Food testing labs, with latest equipment and technology

F&V Processors

  • New product development - Health food, traditional food, nutraceuticals
  • Convenience foods
  • Beverages-Indian traditional beverages such as nimbu paani, coconut water
  • Processed ingredients for ice creams, yoghurt, beverages

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