Top 10 Countries with Highest Export of Agarbatti from Nepal

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top 10 Countries with Highest Export of Agarbatti from Nepal

Agarbatti is a word that is commonly referred to as 'Incense Sticks' around the world, and they are thin long bamboo sticks of around 8′′ to 12′′ in length that is covered with an aromatic paste made from natural concentrates of scented blossoms or other significant fragrant wood varieties like a sandal. In this article, we have listed the top 10 countries to which Nepal exports Agarbatti.

*The data is collected from the Ministry of Finance and the ranking is done according to the export value.

10. United Kingdom

United Kingdom
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Nepal's formal links with the United Kingdom were established in 1816 and have been warm and friendly ever since, thriving to both countries' mutual benefit. One of Nepal's top ten trading partners is the United Kingdom. Nepali carpets, ready-made apparel, leather and leather products, Nepali paper and paper products, handicrafts, and jewelry are all substantial exports to the UK. Machinery and components, airplanes and commodities, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and medical equipment, and textiles, among other items, are all major imports from the United Kingdom. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal exported 1,207 kg of agarbatti (incense sticks) to the United Kingdom in the year 2020-21, worth 1,698 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 1,207 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,698

9. Australia

Australia
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Over the years, the Australian government and private sector have aided Nepal's economic and social development by providing assistance in areas such as health, education, forestry, hydroelectricity, human resource training, rural development, volunteer service, governance strengthening, and peace-building, among others. In the years 2020-2021, Australia will be one of Nepal's most important trading partners. In addition, Honorary Consulates General/Consulates of Nepal are located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide. Nepal exported 1,806 kg of agarbatti to Australia in 2020-21, worth 2,007 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 1,806 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 2,007

8. Switzerland

Switzerland
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Friendships between Switzerland and Nepal have a long history. As a result of decades of development assistance, Switzerland has a high reputation in Nepal, which is reflected in bilateral connections between the two countries. Switzerland's open economy allows it to offer low prices for manufactured goods and has adequate procedures for dealing with import-export issues. As a result of the country's relatively stable economy, which appeals to foreign investors, foreign investments in Switzerland account for a large portion of the local economy. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal exported 1,080 kg of agarbatti (incense sticks) to Switzerland in the year 2020-21, worth 2,221 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 1,080 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 2,221

7. Japan

Japan
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Relations between Nepal and Japan extend back to the late eighteenth century. On September 1, 1956, diplomatic ties were established, formalizing the relationship. Friendship, goodwill, and collaboration characterize the relationship between the two countries. In 1965, Nepal opened an embassy in Tokyo, while in 1967, Japan opened an embassy in Kathmandu. Nepal has had a long friendship with Japan and counts it as a vital development partner. In 2016, both nations commemorated the Diamond Jubilee of their diplomatic ties by hosting a number of events and exchanging high-level visits. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal exported 1,688 kg of agarbatti (incense sticks) to Japan in the year 2020-21, worth 2,647 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 1,688 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 2,647

6. China

China
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China is the world's most populated country and the largest Asian country. It covers almost the whole East Asian continent and covers more than a quarter of the Earth's surface area. Only Russia and Canada have a larger land area than China, which is about the same size as the entire continent of Europe. The economic relationship between the two countries dates back to as early as the 1950s. Friendship, understanding, mutual support, cooperation, and respect for each other's sensitivities have characterized the two countries' relations. The ideas of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence are held in high regard by both countries. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal exported 18,817 kg of agarbatti (incense sticks) to China in the year 2020-21, worth 3,272 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 18,817 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3,272

5. Taiwan

Taiwan
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Taiwan has had a long and prosperous relationship with Nepal, officially known as the Republic of China. There was friendship, mutual support, understanding, and appreciation of one other's goals and sensitivities. Nepal and China have traditionally had a positive and friendly connection. High-level visits on a regular basis have contributed to the further deepening of our mutually beneficial ties. Nepal exported 34,052 kg of agarbatti to Taiwan in 2020-21, worth 3,290 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 34,052 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3,290

4. Poland

Poland
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On November 25, 1959, Nepal and Poland established diplomatic relations. The Office of the Polish Trade Representative was founded in Kathmandu in 1966, but it was dismantled in 1974 when the Polish Embassy in Kathmandu was established. The trade balance between Nepal and Poland has been adverse to Nepal for several years. Nepal exported 1,918 kg of agarbatti to Poland in 2020-21, worth 3,845 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 1,918 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3,845

3. France

France
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Nepal and France have maintained excellent bilateral relations since their diplomatic relations were established on April 20, 1949. Nepal-France relations have been marked by immense warmth, trust, and mutual respect on both sides since then. Among them are passport printing, hotels, medicine, aluminum items, and other French investment fields. Nepal imports machinery and parts from France, as well as industrial raw materials, aircraft and spare parts, telecommunications equipment, vaccines, and scientific research equipment. The value of imports exceeds the value of exports. Nepal exported 3,892 kg of agarbatti to France in 2020-21, worth 4,078 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 3,892 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 4,078

2. Germany

Germany
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The commencement and peace between the two countries were established in 2016, with both of the countries offering hands to strengthen and develop the democratic relations between them. Germany is one of Nepal’s most important trade partners. Both the countries have established a mutual understanding and a beautiful friendship with each other while strengthening the bilateral relationship by establishing embassies in each other’s capital. Nepal exported 5,978 kilograms of agarbatti to Germany in 2020-21, worth 10,758 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 5,978 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 10,758

1. United States

United States
Image Source: Centrenet - Centre College

Nepal and the United States of America (USA) formalized bilateral relations based on a robust and mutually beneficial relationship. The two countries have had a commercial partnership for about 74 years. Both countries have signed a framework agreement on trade and investment that establishes a platform for bilateral discussions aimed at increasing trade and investment, debating specific trade issues, and pushing more comprehensive trade accords. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal exported 8,035 kg of agarbatti to the US in 2020-21, with an export value 11,298 thousand rupees.

  • Export Quantity : 8,035 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 11,298

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10. United Kingdom

United Kingdom
Image Source: Nairametrics

Nepal's formal links with the United Kingdom were established in 1816 and have been warm and friendly ever since, thriving to both countries' mutual benefit. One of Nepal's top ten trading partners is the United Kingdom. Nepali carpets, ready-made apparel, leather and leather products, Nepali paper and paper products, handicrafts, and jewelry are all substantial exports to the UK. Machinery and components, airplanes and commodities, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and medical equipment, and textiles, among other items, are all major imports from the United Kingdom. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal exported 1,207 kg of agarbatti (incense sticks) to the United Kingdom in the year 2020-21, worth 1,698 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 1,207 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,698

9. Australia

Australia
Image Source: Royal Caribbean

Over the years, the Australian government and private sector have aided Nepal's economic and social development by providing assistance in areas such as health, education, forestry, hydroelectricity, human resource training, rural development, volunteer service, governance strengthening, and peace-building, among others. In the years 2020-2021, Australia will be one of Nepal's most important trading partners. In addition, Honorary Consulates General/Consulates of Nepal are located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide. Nepal exported 1,806 kg of agarbatti to Australia in 2020-21, worth 2,007 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 1,806 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 2,007

8. Switzerland

Switzerland
Image Source: PitchBook

Friendships between Switzerland and Nepal have a long history. As a result of decades of development assistance, Switzerland has a high reputation in Nepal, which is reflected in bilateral connections between the two countries. Switzerland's open economy allows it to offer low prices for manufactured goods and has adequate procedures for dealing with import-export issues. As a result of the country's relatively stable economy, which appeals to foreign investors, foreign investments in Switzerland account for a large portion of the local economy. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal exported 1,080 kg of agarbatti (incense sticks) to Switzerland in the year 2020-21, worth 2,221 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 1,080 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 2,221

7. Japan

Japan
Image Source: Makalukhabar.com

Relations between Nepal and Japan extend back to the late eighteenth century. On September 1, 1956, diplomatic ties were established, formalizing the relationship. Friendship, goodwill, and collaboration characterize the relationship between the two countries. In 1965, Nepal opened an embassy in Tokyo, while in 1967, Japan opened an embassy in Kathmandu. Nepal has had a long friendship with Japan and counts it as a vital development partner. In 2016, both nations commemorated the Diamond Jubilee of their diplomatic ties by hosting a number of events and exchanging high-level visits. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal exported 1,688 kg of agarbatti (incense sticks) to Japan in the year 2020-21, worth 2,647 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 1,688 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 2,647

6. China

China
Image Source: TripSavvy

China is the world's most populated country and the largest Asian country. It covers almost the whole East Asian continent and covers more than a quarter of the Earth's surface area. Only Russia and Canada have a larger land area than China, which is about the same size as the entire continent of Europe. The economic relationship between the two countries dates back to as early as the 1950s. Friendship, understanding, mutual support, cooperation, and respect for each other's sensitivities have characterized the two countries' relations. The ideas of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence are held in high regard by both countries. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal exported 18,817 kg of agarbatti (incense sticks) to China in the year 2020-21, worth 3,272 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 18,817 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3,272

5. Taiwan

Taiwan
Image Source: Forbes

Taiwan has had a long and prosperous relationship with Nepal, officially known as the Republic of China. There was friendship, mutual support, understanding, and appreciation of one other's goals and sensitivities. Nepal and China have traditionally had a positive and friendly connection. High-level visits on a regular basis have contributed to the further deepening of our mutually beneficial ties. Nepal exported 34,052 kg of agarbatti to Taiwan in 2020-21, worth 3,290 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 34,052 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3,290

4. Poland

Poland
Image Source: Schengen Visa

On November 25, 1959, Nepal and Poland established diplomatic relations. The Office of the Polish Trade Representative was founded in Kathmandu in 1966, but it was dismantled in 1974 when the Polish Embassy in Kathmandu was established. The trade balance between Nepal and Poland has been adverse to Nepal for several years. Nepal exported 1,918 kg of agarbatti to Poland in 2020-21, worth 3,845 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 1,918 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3,845

3. France

France
Image Source: Vendome Property

Nepal and France have maintained excellent bilateral relations since their diplomatic relations were established on April 20, 1949. Nepal-France relations have been marked by immense warmth, trust, and mutual respect on both sides since then. Among them are passport printing, hotels, medicine, aluminum items, and other French investment fields. Nepal imports machinery and parts from France, as well as industrial raw materials, aircraft and spare parts, telecommunications equipment, vaccines, and scientific research equipment. The value of imports exceeds the value of exports. Nepal exported 3,892 kg of agarbatti to France in 2020-21, worth 4,078 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 3,892 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 4,078

2. Germany

Germany
Image Source: CNN

The commencement and peace between the two countries were established in 2016, with both of the countries offering hands to strengthen and develop the democratic relations between them. Germany is one of Nepal’s most important trade partners. Both the countries have established a mutual understanding and a beautiful friendship with each other while strengthening the bilateral relationship by establishing embassies in each other’s capital. Nepal exported 5,978 kilograms of agarbatti to Germany in 2020-21, worth 10,758 thousand rupees in export value.

  • Export Quantity : 5,978 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 10,758

1. United States

United States
Image Source: Centrenet - Centre College

Nepal and the United States of America (USA) formalized bilateral relations based on a robust and mutually beneficial relationship. The two countries have had a commercial partnership for about 74 years. Both countries have signed a framework agreement on trade and investment that establishes a platform for bilateral discussions aimed at increasing trade and investment, debating specific trade issues, and pushing more comprehensive trade accords. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal exported 8,035 kg of agarbatti to the US in 2020-21, with an export value 11,298 thousand rupees.

  • Export Quantity : 8,035 kg
  • Export Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 11,298