KOCHI: Among various ports through which cashew nuts were exported, Cochin Port and the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam topped the list, exporting 45,243 tonnes during the ten-month period between April 2012 - January 2013.
Tuticorin came to the second slot with exports of 23,192 tonnes of cashew, showed the figures provided by the Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI). Tuticorin also became No.1 in importing raw cashew nuts during the period. Major sources of raw cashew imports to India were African countries such as Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Tanzania, Nigeria and Senegal. Among them, Ivory Coast was the top exporter to India, shipping roughly 2.5 lakh tonnes of raw cashew to various Indian ports.