Wed, 17 Mar 2010

Manado (ANTARA News) - North Sulawesi province is supplying 75 percent of global nutmeg needs, confirming its position as the world`s biggest supplier of the commodity, an official said.

The province exported 1,000 to 2,000 tons of nutmeg every month while global demand for the commodity stood at around 20,000 tons per year, Head of the North Sulawesi Provincial Industry and Trade Office Sanny Parengkuan said here on Tuesday.

"We export nutmeg every month in relatively stable quantities," he said.

North Sulawesi`s nutmeg exports went to the four continents of Asia, Europe, America and Africa, he said. (*)