Unlike other industries the agricultural industry is not restricted to a single commodity. It has a variety of commodities that, though different from one another, belong to this same big industry of Agriculture.
agricultural industry commodities
Some of the commodities are as follows:
Animal and Animal Products
This category includes the production of meat including both red and white meet. This is one of the biggest commodities in the agricultural industry as it is proven fact that meat of all kinds in the highest consumed commodity in the world. Eggs, egg products and livestock also fall into this category of commodities.
Although animal feed is a small commodity when it comes to the agricultural industry, it sure is an important one. Without proper animal feed, other commodities would fail to exist
Bakery and Confectioneries
This commodity accounts for a significant part of the agricultural activities. Bread being the staple diet of most communities; give bakeries an eminent role to play in this industry. Biscuits, cakes, cookies, etc are some of the important elements that fall into this category of commodities
Alcohol, tea, coffee, wine are all part of this category. Beverages are seen as one of the pillars in the foundation of the agricultural industry. While some commodities make be restricted to certain parts of the world, beverages are not. Tea and coffee are two of the most common commodities used in every household.
When one thinks of the agricultural industry, the first thing that comes to mind is the growing of cereal. Wheat, barley, rice, maize, pulses are some of the common cereals grown throughout the world. Rice accounts for a major portion of cereal growth as it is considered a very common staple diet in most communities of the world, especially Asian countries.
While some places excel in dried fruits agriculture, others still have a lot to learn. This commodity is expensive as they are not grown everywhere.
Plant products include the growing of fruits, flowers, mangoes, tobacco, sugarcane as well as vegetables. This category also plays a major role in any agricultural industry.
Seeds form the very base of many commodities in an agricultural industry. The production of vegetables seeds are the most common seeds produced.
Canned food, frozen food, ice creams and pickles are a fast going industry of its own. However, they form a very small part of the bigger picture, which is the entire agricultural industry. Processed food comes in various kinds. While some can be eaten directly, others may need a little preparation.
Spices are essential in all recipes. Though the quantity of using them may differ from region to region, it still is an essential commodity. While the growing of spices are not common everywhere, its usage sure is. Some of the common spices are Asafoetida, Basil, Bay leaves, Bishop’s Weed, Cloves, Cardamom, Cassia, Celery, Chilly, Coriander, Cumin, Curry Leaf, Dill, Fennel, Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginger, Galanga, Hyssop, Juniper berry, Kokum, Mace, Mint, Mustard, Nutmeg, Pepper Long, Pomegranate, Pepper, Poppy, Sweet Flag, Saffron, Tamarind, Turmeric and Yellow Mustard.
Thus, the Indian Agriculture Industry can be known as the supermarket of agricultural produce that can easily be the world’s envy.