May 31, 2018 / 9:41 AM / 19 days ago

India's April rice exports rise 12 pct y/y - govt body

MUMBAI, May 31 (Reuters) - India’s rice exports in April rose 12 percent from a year earlier to 989,848 tonnes on good demand for non-basmati rice from African countries, a government body said.

Buffalo meat exports jumped nearly 11 percent to 95,296 tonnes, while guar gum exports fell over a quarter to 40,405 tonnes, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority said in a statement.

India is the world’s biggest exporter of rice, buffalo meat and guar gum. (Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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