The consumption of dry fruits witnessed a remarkable 20% increase in 2023, marking the highest surge in five years.

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under the aegis of India’s newly formed Nuts &Dryfruit Council of India – the eventwill have the largest ever representation from Nuts &Dryfruit Trade of India. The two-day eventwill show case the potential of most vibrant, highly diversified and world’s fastest growing Nut &Dryfruits market. The huge participative confirmation from delegates, representing who’s who of the International Trade to meet and interact with Indian Buyers, Sellers, Industry Leaders, speaks of India’s growing place of honor in international trade of Nuts &Dryfruits. In the past, all such events have been held in the internationally popular destinations with relatively small participation by Indians. In line with our PMs vision of make in India and purpose of supporting and expanding India’s infrastructure of food processing. In coming years this will bring nuts & dryfruit industry into Indian shores, and will give opportunity to showcase the evolving Indian market.

Gunjan Jain president of NDFCI spoke with palpable excitement about higher growth prospects in the coming years and foresees India’s market burgeoning to almost Rupees. One Lac Crores in next five years from current level of about Rupees Fifty-Six Thousand Crores. India ranks amongst the largest importer & consumer of cashews, dates, peanuts and almonds, with raisins, dried figs, walnuts following closely. The consumption of dry fruits witnessed a remarkable 20% increase in 2023, marking the highest surge in past five years. This notable uptake is attributed to heightened health consciousness among consumers post-pandemic.

Speaking during the press conference, Sameer Bhanushali, Chairperson of MEWA 2024, said, “As a passionate proponent of India First, India Foremost, MEWA India 2024 is not just a trade show; it is a celebration of innovation, collaboration, and the remarkable potential within the nuts and dry fruits industry.