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Grape industry expects record exports

The Indian table grape industry is expected to witness record exports this season, despite expectations of lower production due to climatic challenges according to the inaugural Indian Grape Forum. Speakers at the forum admitted that India’s total grape production is estimated to come down by at least 100,000 metric tons (MT). But despite reduced supplies, exports are expected to rise to a record 205,000 MT on strong demand from EU and Russia. 

“Indian grapes are reaching more than sixty counties. Market demand and consumer preferences are deciding supply of particular grape types in the market,” said Jagannath Khapre, president of the All India Grape Exporters Association.