Tuesday, July 03, 2012

International Trade in Cashew Nut

  • The cashew nut therefore first enters international trade as a whole raw nut bought directly of indirectly for processing. From the early part of this century, an industry based on the manual shelling of cashew nuts developed in the major cashew nut producing state of kerala in Southern India.
  • Cashew nut is an important export crop for Tanzania, accounting for more than USD 100 million in foreign currency earnings. 
  • World raw cashew production is projected at 2.468 million kgs in 2010, somewhat below the 2.548 million kgs estimated for 2009.

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