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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
Specifications for Raw Kernels
|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