Kerala Cashew Board Limited has been actively engaging with cashew-producing African countries for the direct import of Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN). Major global RCN traders are participating in KCB's tenders. Additionally, KCB is working on establishing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Côte d'Ivoire for government-to-government RCN imports during the IVC season.

KCB is undertaking large-scale imports of Raw Cashew Nuts from countries such as Tanzania, Mozambique, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Guinea-Bissau. To date, over 70,000 MT of Raw Cashew Nuts have been imported and supplied to state-owned cashew processing units of KSCDC and CAPEX.

Import of Raw Cashew Nuts

Sl. No Year Import of RCN (MT)
1 2017-18 -
2 2018-19 6668.005
3 2019-20 13634.721
4 2020-21 10836.065
5 2021-22 9956.420
6 2022-23 9880.487
7 2023-24 14000.000
8 2024-25 9730.075
Total 74705.773

Current Year (2024-25) Imports;

Sl. No Country of Origin Months Quantity  (MT)
1 Ghana April- May 5327.540
2 Cote D Ivoire May - June 4402.530


Milestones of KCB Ltd