CHAPTER 14: Production, Economics and Marketing of Turmeric
Published:15 Oct 2020
K. Varma and S. Gopi, in The Chemistry and Bioactive Components of Turmeric, ed. S. Gopi, S. Thomas, A. B. Kunnumakkara, B. B. Aggarwal, and A. Amalraj, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020, pp. 307-323.
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Turmeric is regarded as a golden spice and the use of turmeric in India dates back to Vedic culture. This chapter presents an overview of the different areas of cultivation both globally and nationally and their respective percentages. There are also different varieties of turmeric, some of which are cultivated commercially and some for trial purposes. The production of turmeric and the marketing price is dominated by many factors such as climatic conditions, etc. The market scenario of global turmeric production and export is mainly dominated by the Asian subcontinents, especially India. This chapter also gives an indication about the export and import scenario of the crop. With the growth in technologies and science, the use of turmeric-based products in various forms has also grown to a greater extent. Overall, this chapter gives a clear indication on the production, products of commercial importance and the import/export scenario of the spice and its derived products.