Archive for the Cashew Category

Workers Attendance Problem Results in Kernel Shortage

Workers attendance is below 50% in most cashew factories in India on account of severe summer. Some processors are forced to give holidays where the attendance is not at all adequate to run the industry. Premium W320 is trading around Rs9000/11.340 kilo/inclusive of VAT/Goa-Mangalore. Price gap between W240, W320 and W400 has narrowed to Rs50/kilo […]

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W320 Back to Normal but Difference Narrows Between W240 and W320

F.O.B price of W320 is moving around $4.80/pound/India/immediate shipment. The price increase is proportionate to the current Rupee appreciation. This increase is more beneficial to the Vietnamese and Brazilian exporters as there is no big variation in their currency value. Exporters buying rate of Premium W320 is again Rs8200+VAT/11.340 kilo/ without packing/Goa-Mangalore. However, there is no […]

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Panic is the Final Result When Cashew Harvest Becomes a Massive Flood

Panic in the Indian raw cashew is not because of a sensational news from Jharkhand. According to some media reports, current raw nut price in Jharkhand is below Rs2o/kilo. However, Jharkhand accounts for only 1% of the Indian harvest. in some regions, there are no buyers for raw cashew even if the price is below Rs120/kilo/25% kernel yield. Small scale […]

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Rupee Appreciation Shocks Indian Cashew Trade

Exporters buying interest is on decrease as there is no stop to the continuing Rupee appreciation.Their rate for premium W320 is ₹7800+VAT/without packing/11.340 kilo/Goa-Mangalore. North Indian buyers are now in a wait and watch mode as there is no competition from domestic exporters. The Rupee appreciation usually delays a fall in the raw cashew market. However, […]

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Summer Demand Begins in Splits and Pieces.

Wholesalers are back in the Indian splits and piece grades with the anticipation of better retail sale from April onwards. Supply should tally with the usual summer demand, especially for the wedding, holidays and ice cream season. Thereafter, the Ramadan festive purchases will begin. Import of cashew kernel is now unworkable due to 45% duty. Jumbo […]

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Sky is the Limit : Now for Husk, Next for Shells?

Two Years ago, the per kilo price of cashew shells and cashew husk was around Rs10 and Rs3 respectively. But now the price of husk is Rs40/kilo despite the rate is only Rs7/kilo for the CNSL oil-rich shells. CNSL is a natural anti-bacterial oil.  A different kind of oil with highly different features. Very cheap […]

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Fixing Each Commodity Under A Suitable GST Slab Not Possible Till April

Roll-out date of GST in India is July 1, 2017. Finance minister thinks that there is enough time for each and every change, including the most important GST rate fixing under already agreed slabs. So he thinks that the issue of bringing commodities under different brackets will be considered only after March 31.  

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Activity Improves in West Africa as Rupee Appreciation Continues.

Indian processors have started bulk purchases in West Africa because of the favorable exchange market. Their purchase price is above $1650/Ton/c&f in Ivory Coast and around $1850/Ton/c&f in Benin. There is no such appreciation inVND.      

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Firm Trend in Cashew Kernel Despite Fiscal Year-end Problems

Buyers entry in the Indian cashew kernel is slowly improving as raw cashew prices are still unworkable to the industry. W320 is moving around Rs.8750/including VAT/11.340 kilo/Goa-Mangalore/under immediate payment terms and around Rs.9000/same quantity/under April 2nd week payment terms. Market is facing usual fiscal year-end problems. This year, domestic raw cashew prices are almost equal […]

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Soon GST Council will Decide Tax Rates on Individual Commodities

Suspense over the GST rate may finally end during this budget session of the Indian Parliament. Finance ministers from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Andhra, Telangana, Orissa, West Bengal  and Maharashtra may join together to bring cashew in the 5% tax slab group. If the combined state council announces 12% tax slab for cashew, then […]

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Kerala Budget : Rs 30 Crores for Cashew Procurement

Kerala is the most important state for the Indian cashew industry. Expectations were very high about this year’s budgetary sanction for the state cashew sector. However, the sanctioned amount for raw cashew procurement is only Rs 30 crore. This year, cashew farmers are getting most remunerative prices in Kerala. So there is no need of […]

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World Cashew.com Crop Report for March-April-May 2017 (2)

First Crop looks wonderful in the most important South Western region of India but the daily arrivals will pick up only from the second half of March.Trees are filled with flowers and tender nuts. However, the progress needs the summer season. Even then, Indian processors need more than 8 lakh tons through imports. Once their procurement […]

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World Cashew.com Crop Report for March-April-May 2017 (1)

Weather conditions are highly favorable for the cashew crop in India, Vietnam, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Guinea-Bissau. Moisture content in the soil is said to better compared to last year. Except Vietnam, all the above countries are highly optimistic about this year’s crop size. However, the progress of harvest will be very slow till the second […]

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What Happens when the Massive Harvest Period Begins?

Cashew kernel has entered the bearish phase but still the price of W320 is around Rs.8600/inclusive of VAT/11.340 kilo/Goa-Mangalore. Fall in the market is not due to inventory oversupply. Current raw nut glut is only due to unworkable price factor. When the price of finished product decreases even after heavy losses to the industry, sluggish […]

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Duty Hike on Cashew Kernel

Indian finance minister has increased the import tax on roasted and salted cashew nuts from the existing 30% to 45%. The term ‘Roasted’ may include all varieties of processed and semi processed cashew kernel. However, the positive impact will be more in neglected small pieces like BB, SWP and DP grades.

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Glut Like Situation in Raw Cashew but Slowdown in Winter Sales

Indian resellers are facing trouble in selling even a single container of imported raw cashew because of the unworkable price factor. More than 50% of the small-scale processing units have shut down their processing activity on account of heavy losses. Reckless importers are said to be responsible for the disastrous situation in the cashew industry. […]

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