24/12/2021 | Nepal

Potatoes, onion, garlic and tomato are the most imported vegetables by Nepal

According to Customs Department data, in the past 5 months Nepal has imported vegetables worth NPR 60 million rupees (USD 0.498 million) per day.
 
The Nepalese Customs Department announced that vegetable imports over the past 5 months (mid-July to mid-December) totaled 8.59 billion NPR rupees (70.6 million USD), a value of 60 million NPR rupees (0.498 million USD) per day on average. The country mainly imports vegetables from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
 
During this 5 month period, Nepal imported potatoes worth NPR 5.27 billion (US $ 43.7 million), onions worth NPR 2.47 billion (US $ 22.4 million) , green garlic valued at NPR 374.1 million ($ 3.1 million), tomatoes valued at NPR 186.6 million ($ 1.5 million). The classification established by the Customs Department then mentions spinach, mushrooms, pumpkins, carrots, peppers and beans.
 
According to a report released by the National Planning Commission, imports of agricultural products are increasing as the purchasing power of Nepalese increases.
 
Imports of agricultural products, including rice, total around NPR 200 billion (USD 1.661 billion) per year according to government study.
 
source : onlinekhabar.com
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