Monday, 06 October 2014 - 8:52
Fruit and vegetable exports hit 800,000 ton mark.
The study, 'Fruit and Vegetable Sector Analysis 2013' reveals that Sri Lanka, exports around 800,000 metric tons of fruits and vegetable per annum while the varieties have grown from about 12 to around 135 today.
a new study by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce reveals that nearly 90 percent of Sri Lanka's fruit and vegetable exports are to the Middle Eastern and the Maldivian markets, while 75 percent of the processed items are exported to the European Union.
Sri Lanka's fresh fruit and vegetable exports earned an income of 8.95 million US dollars, an increase of 21.8 percent during the first half of 2013.