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उद्योग, वाणिज्य तथा आपूर्ति मन्त्रालय
Ginger agro



(HS Code 091010)

Introduction: Ginger is one of the first spices to have been exported from Asia, arriving
in Europe with the spice trade, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudo stems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades.
Cultivation: It is cultivated in tropical, sub-tropical and humid climate like Ilam district in altitudes above 1500 m with well distributed rainfall, temperatures 28-30 0 C, high humidity, rich humus soil and grows well in slightly acidic soil.

Area of Cultivation: Over 23,000 Ha of land in Nepal.

Estimated Production: Over 284,000 M.Tons (Source: MOALD, 2019).

Top 4 Producers in the World: Nepal is the 4 th largest producers of ginger in the World. Top producers are: India (35% share), China (19% share) and Nigeria (12% share) and Nepal (9% share) and exports more than 60% of the own production.

Productivity: 12.35 M.Ton/Ha (average at world's productivity ).

Local Varieties: Nasheyi Bosay and Bhaisay.

Production Flow-chart: 1. Land preparation 2. Propagation 3. Plantation 4. Manures and fertilizers 5.Mulching and irrigation 6. Weeding 7. Harvesting 8. Washing and Drying

Uses: Ginger is a very popular spice used worldwide and also can be used for a variety of food or medicine items such as vegetables, candy, soda, pickles, and alcoholic beverages.
 Culinary use: Ginger as pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. Tea:ginger herb tea, ginger honey tea.
 Wine: candy or ginger wine.
 Continental recipes: seasoning in Indian recipes and is a common ingredient
of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and many South Asian cuisines for flavoring dishes such as seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes.



  Area Ha Production MT Yield MT/Ha
2017-18 23,000 284,000 12.35
2016-17 22,649 279,504 12.34



Expert Data:

F.Y. 2073/74 (2016/17) F.Y. 2074/75 (2017/18) F.Y. 2075/76 (2018/19)
Quantity (Kg)

Value RS.'000

Quantity (Kg) Value RS.'000 Quantity (Kg) Value RS.'000
4,499,956 243,388 23,122,593 772,465 14,919,19


World Import in 2019 :- 953 Million USD

5 Year Average Growth :- 6.8 %

Potential Markets for Nepal - United States of America, Netherlands, Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Germany, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.