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Saturday, 3 April 2010

A Nut Resource

Still don't know what export product this is?  I wouldn't have either!    It is a photo of a cashew apple and the cashew nut shown in an image from Cornell University.

Did you know that Vietnam has a 37% dominance of the world cashew market?  I didn't until I read this article by Leo Lewis which was reprinted in the Dominion Post on March 27, 2010 on p.C9: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/consumer_goods/article7071629.ece

The major producers of raw cashew nuts are: India, Brazil, Vietnam, West Africa and East Africa  and the
top 14 countries producing Cashew Nuts (in alphabetical order) are: Benin, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan. Source: http://www.cashew.in/
Vietnam has just opened an electronic exchange floor for trading cashews.
If you are looking for information on other export products, check out the ELIS catalogue resources at:

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