Nepal ranks fourth in the world in terms of volume of ginger it produces annually. Officials at the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives have said that Nepal overtook African nation Nigeria tooccupy the fourth position, as per the production figures of 2008. Nepal’s position has also been confirmed by Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Nepal produced 158,000 tons of ginger in 2008.
Nepal is behind India, China and Indonesia among the big ginger producing nations in the world. India, China and Indonesia produced 420,000 tons, 285,000 tons and 177,000 tons respectively. According tothe Ministry, production of ginger climbed to 190,544 tons in 16,788 hectares of land during fiscal year 2009/10. As per the existing market price of about Rs 51/kg, Nepal is producing gingers worth Rs
9.21 billion every year.