….The most important spices traditionally traded throughout the world are products of tropical environments.
In terms of world trade, the most important spice crops from these tropical regions are pepper, capsicums, nutmeg/mace, cardamom, pimento, vanilla, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cassia, and turmeric. Of these varietals Vietnam exports pepper, ginger, cinnamon/cassia as well as garlic, star aniseed, chilli and onion powder. 185,000 tons of pepper at a value of USD$608m was exported in the first 9 months of 2018. In addition to spices, Vietnam was the world’s largest exporter of cashew nuts and second largest exporter of coffee beans in 2017.
The supply side of the industry has always been dynamic and has been punctuated by periodic relocations of the major production areas depending on weather patterns and other factors impacting crop yields. Notwithstanding, Vietnam has remained a consistent participant in the world spice trade and will garner an increasing percentage of this trade as it modernizes its harvesting and extraction technologies and implements world processing standards (HACCP) for food quality and hygiene.
Vina-Concepts is committed to assisting its supplier partners to become leading producers in these export markets, attaining world class standards in quality and production efficiencies whilst delivering the lowest competitive prices to our international customer base.