India is the world’s second-largest producer of Rice, Wheat and other cereals. The huge demand for cereals in the global market is creating an excellent environment for the export of Indian cereal products.
The important cereals are – wheat, paddy, sorghum, millet (Bajra), barley and maize etc. According to the first estimate for the year, 2019-20 by the Ministry of Agriculture of India, the production of major cereals like rice, maize and bajra stood at 100.35 million tonnes, 19.89 million tonnes and 8.29 million tonnes respectively,
India is not only the largest producer of cereal but also the largest exporter of cereal products in the world. India’s export of cereals stood at Rs. 74,490.83 Crore / 10,064.04 USD Millions during the year 2020-21. Rice (including Basmati and Non-Basmati) occupy the major share in India’s total cereals export with 87.6% during the same period. Whereas, other cereals including wheat represent only 12.37 % share of total cereals exported from India during this period.