India’s onion exports fell by 33 percent to 94,800 tonnes on the back of higher demand and lower prices of Pakistani and Chinese onions in the overseas markets.
Indian Express reported that India’s onion export last month fell to 94,800 tonnes compared to 1,41,298 tones a year earlier, mainly due to exports by Pakistan and China.
The demand of Pakistani and Chinese onions in the overseas markets was higher, as their prices were lower by up to $50 a tonne compared with Indian onion.
Pakistan is now exporting onions after having been forced to import from India last year. However, currently it is exporting large volumes, after a good crop was cultivated.