List of cashew companies based in Kollam

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Kollam or Quilon is known as the Cashew Capital of the World. Kollam is the largest processed cashew exporter in the world. As of 2011, there are more than 600 cashew processing units in the city. About 800,000 tonnes of raw cashews are imported to the city for processing every year.[1] 90% of India's export quality cashew kernels are prepared in Kollam.[2]

Nila Cashew packets displayed in a Supermarket at Paravur near Kollam. Nila Cashews is one among the popular Kollam based cashew exporters.

Foreign exchange earnings of the nation through the export of cashew kernels in 2011-12 is Rs.4,390 crore, Rs.4046.23 crore in 2012-2013 and Rs.5058.73 crore in 2013-2014, based on the statistics from the Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI).[3] 131,000 tonnes of kernels were exported during 2011-12. 90% of these export quality cashew kernels are prepared in Kollam.[4] and the Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation Limited work in Kollam city to promote exports of cashew kernels and cashew nut shell liquid from India. They also protect the interest of workers and attempt to provide maximum employment to the industry's workers and give them statutory benefits such as minimum wages and bonuses.[5][6]

Kollam based cashew exporting/processing companies[edit]


  1. ^ Kollam, Ashtamudi Lake - great alternatives to Kochi, Vembanad Lake
  2. ^ "Kerala's cashew industry survives on foreign nuts". commodityonline. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Statistics - CEPCI". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. ^ [1] CEPCI
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  6. ^ [2] CEPCI - BS
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  8. ^ "EXPOTERS DIRECTORY - CEPCI (Page 1-82)". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  9. ^ "ASSOCIATE MEMBER - CEPCI (Page 1-10)". Retrieved 23 December 2015.