India exports non-basmati rice to markets like Nepal, Benin, United Arab Emirates, Somalia, Guinea, US and many other countries in Asia and Europe.
The export of basmati rice increased to USD 2.947 billion as against USD 2.936 billion reported during the same period of the previous year.
Major destinations for Indian basmati rice exports include Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and European countries.
Wheat exports rose to Rs 1,870 crore as compared to Rs 336 crore during April-December 2019.
The key exports destination for wheat include Nepal, Bangladesh and United Arab Emirates.
Similarly, exports of cereals rose to Rs 49,832 crore during April-December 2020-21 from Rs 32,591 crore reported during the same period of 2019-20.
In a separate statement, the ministry said Indian engineering exports have increased by 18.69 per cent in January.