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Onion exports down 72%

Onion exports in November slumped by about 72 per cent to over 30,000 tonnes compared with 1.08 lakh tonnes in the year-ago period due to the government's measures to discourage overseas sales during festive season and hence put a check on domestic prices.  The fall in exports in terms of value is only about 53 per cent because of better realisation in the overseas markets.  The export of 30,714 tonnes in November is valued at Rs 52.04 crore as against Rs 110.72 crore when the country exported 1,08,170 tonnes in the year-ago period, according to Nasik-based National Horticultural ...