Weltweit Agri-Exports LLP

Groundnut Kernels



Groundnut is the major oilseed of India. It accounts for around 25% of the total oilseed production of the country. Annual production of Indian Peanuts and Indian Peanuts oil are around 5-8mln and 1.5 mln tons respectively. Peanuts Production is highly vulnerable to rainfall deviations and display huge fluctuation between years.

Regional estimates are Gujarat (1-3.5 million tons), Tamil Nadu (1million tons), Andhra Pradesh (1-2 million tons), Karnataka (0.5 million tons), Maharashtra (0.5 million tons) are the major producers of Peanuts.

Around 75% of the crop is produced in khariff (June - September) and remaining 25% in rabi (November - March). India exported around 100000 tons of groundnut oil in 2003-04 after 4 decades, as crop failed in Senegal and Argentina. Peanuts or Groundnut kernels are approx. 70% of weight in shells and kernels have an oil recovery of 40-42%.

China (2-2.5 million tons), India (1.5-2 million tons) is the major producers of groundnut oil, followed by Sub-Saharan African countries and Central and South America.

Global trade of Peanuts or Groundnut oil is to the maximum of 100000 tons a year. EU and US are major importers. Senegal and Argentina are the major Peanuts exporters.

Factors Influencing Peanuts or Groundnut Markets
  • Weather at the major domestic producing centre. The southwest monsoon is the most important factor that determines the area sown, production and prices.
  • Price of other competitive oils in India, viz., soy oil, palm oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil and mustard oil.
  • International price movement of soy oil at CBOT and palm oil at BMD, Malaysia also influence the groundnut oil prices.
  • Festivals and celebrations also increase consumption and the prices.


Specifications for Raw Kernels

Type Bold/Java
Bold Counts per Ounce 35/40, 38/42, 40/45, 45/50, 45/55, 50/60, 60/70, 70/80
Java Counts per Ounce 40/50, 45/55, 50/60, 60/70, 70/80, 80/90, 100/120, 120/140, 140/160, 160/180
Red Skin Counts per Ounce 70/80, 80/90 Groundnut kernels for oil crushing is also available
Moisture 7% max OR 8% max (as per customer requirements)
Admixture 1% max OR 0% max (as per customer requirements)
Foreign Material 0.50% max OR 0.00% max (as per customer requirements)
Oil content 42% - 48% max
Aflatoxi - Aflatoxin negative
- 5 PPB (TLC method)
- 10 PPB (HPLC/ELISA method with B1B2 contion)
- 20 PPB (HPLC/ELISA method with B1B2 contion)
- as per customer requirement
Packing - New Jute Bags of 50/25/20/10/9/8 Kgs Gross
- New vacuum pack inside and outer layer with PP woven bags 25 Kgs Gross
- One 20" FCL can load 20 MTS or 400 Bags of 50 Kgs each