Bangladesh contributes 5pc of world chilli output

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
Published : 18 May 2017, 11:56:58 | Updated : 18 May 2017, 17:55:21

Bangladesh contributes 5pc of world chilli output

Bangladesh contributes 5pc of world chilli output
Bangladesh is contributing 5.0pc of global chilli production.   

India is the single largest producer of chilli, accounting for about 38 per cent of the global production, following by China with 7 per cent. Pakistan is also contributing for about 5.0 per cent.

The rest of the output is spread across South American and African nations, according to a report by

Oversupply has led to the prices of the crop falling in major markets in India posing trouble for farmers. 

Last year, farmers had earned Rs 90 to Rs 120 per kg of chilli. This year, the price has fallen to as low as Rs 20-40 per kg.

Data available on Agmarket, which lists prices of agricultural produce across Maharashtra, has shown that in May, the average price of chillies sold in the various Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) in the state stood at Rs 30 per kg. 

The average price for the corresponding month last year stood at Rs 58 per kg.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are the largest producers of chilli in India, and contribute about 26 per cent to the total area under chilli, followed by Maharashtra at 15 per cent. 

There has been a massive increase in chilli production across the country, especially in states such as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. 

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