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Buffalo meat H1 exports down 5% to 6.18 lakh tonnes

New Delhi: Buffalo meat exports fell by 5 per cent to 6.18 lakh tonnes during the first half of this fiscal, but increased by 8 per cent in value terms to Rs 12,980 crore, an official data showed. According to agri-export promotion body APEDA, the country exported 6,18,559 tonnes of buffalo meat for Rs 12,980 crore during the first six months of 2018-19 fiscal. Buffalo meat exports stood at 6,21,541 tonnes worth Rs 12,035 crore in the corresponding period of last fiscal.

Vietnam, Malaysia and Egypt are the three major destinations afor the country's buffalo meat shipments.

Total exports of agriculture and processed food products rose to Rs 61,789 crore from Rs 56,741 crore during the period under review. Of the total exports, cereals contributed maximum at Rs 27,174 crore during the first six months of this fiscal as against Rs 25,813 crore in the year-ago period. Among cereals, India exported 20,82,583 tonnes of basmati rice for Rs 15,331 crore as against 21,34,757 tonnes for Rs 13,706 crore.

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