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Potato export decline

Published on Jan 28 2009 // Main News
Phuentsholing, January 28: The potato export has dropped by 634 MT in 2008 compared to 2007, Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) statistics says. 
Last year, Bhutan earned Nu 138 billion from export of 20,974 MT of potatoes but in 2007 the country had earned Nu 231.3 million from export of 21,608 MT.
The increase in production in India has dropped its prices in Bhutan by around 20 percent. Moreover, large quantity of potatoes was damaged in Wangduephodrang, Paro, and Bumthang due to unidentified disease. Bhutan News Service
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