Here are the top famous products in Nepal that has a long history and that are even loved by the world.
1. Readymade garments
Readymade garments are the top exports item of Nepal. It has been exported to many Europeans countries like France, Netherland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and even in Australia, USA, Canada. They are basically made from the loom fabric, cotton, rayon and mill fabrics in the traditional style that is much loved by the buyers. Coat, Jacket, shirt, blouses, trousers, socks, jumpers are the most exported readymade items of Nepal.
2. Woolen Carpets
It is the second largest export from Nepal to the foreign countries. These woolen carpets are made from the wool that is refined and they are available in both the categories: Vegetable dyes and Chemical dyes. These are made with hand and it is very much famous for its qualities like strength, durable, color combination, texture and resiliency property. It is exported mainly to Germany, UK, Australia, USA, Spain, Switzerland, France and many other countries. It is available in different size.
3. Pashmina Products
After readymade garments and woolen carpets, Pashmina products are the third largest export from our country basically to the countries like Korea, Italy, Canada, UK, USA, Switzerland, Japan. These products are made from the natural hair of the Himalayan goat. So, they are of high quality. They are soft, fine, light, warm and long lasting so they are most loved by the foreigners. Shawls, mufflers, blankets, scarves, stole are the top exports. They are available in various colors.
4. Leather products
For a few past years, Nepal has been exporting the leather products to different countries. Generally, they are made up buffalo hides and goats skins that are used to make the products like the leather jacket, shoes, purse, gloves, wallet, handbags and much more. They are available in the traditional as well as modern design in the international markets. USA, Pakistan, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, UK, Spain, Singapore, Hong Kong are the main export countries of Nepal leather products.
Nepal is rich in art and architecture. So, Nepalese handicrafts have its own importance in the world markets. Especially, Nepalese handicrafts have been known all over the world due to its rich arts, architecture, cultures, and designs. It has its own unique style that has been handed from generation to generation. Gold, silver, bronze and brass crafts, painting and thanks, household products, jewellery, wood carvings are the most famous handicrafts items of Nepal. The major markets for these products are USA, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Germany, UK, France, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, and Italy.
6. Medicinal Herbs
Nepal is rich in natural resources. Nepal has varieties of large natural vegetation from Terai to hilly to the Himalayas. So, there are large resources of medicinal herbs that are being exported to the other countries for manufacturing medicines. These herbs are usually used for the treatment of diseases in traditional styles and for making ayurvedic medicines. Similarly, they are used for the manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, essentials oils. They generally exported in India, China, Germany, USA, UK, Italy, Pakistan, Japan, Australia, and Sweden.
7. Tea and coffee
Nepalese tea and coffee are gaining its popularity over the world day by day. So, the demands Nepalese of tea and coffee are increasing in the world market. It has also been one of the most export products of Nepal. In Nepal, the cultivation of Tea has a long history. It has been cultivation from century. Two major varieties of tea like orthodox and CTC are grown in Nepal. Ilam is the famous place in Nepal for Tea and coffee production. Besides, Gulmi, Palpa, Syanja, Kavre are other major places for production. The major countries that import tea and coffee from Nepal are Germany, France, Italy, Japan, UK, Australia, and Netherland.
8. Paper products
Nepalese paper products are gaining its market gradually in the international markets. Generally, they are made up Lokta or Dayshing plant. One of the key features of Nepali paper products is its moth resistance quality. Nepal has been exporting various other paper items like postcards, calendar, writing pads, lampshade to the countries like USA, Japan, Canada and other European nations. Nepalese paper has its own importance in the overseas markets.
Honey is one the emerging items of Nepal which market is gradually increasing. It is mostly used in the food market, the pharmaceutical sector, cosmetic products like soaps and shampoo. Honey that is made on the hillside of Nepal has an original taste. So, they are very much famous in the international markets. Major countries like UK, Korea, Japan, Poland, Hong Kong are importing honey made in Nepal.
Nepal offers varieties of spices like turmeric, gingers, chilies, cardamom etc that are especially used for making the delicious food. Generally, they are used in the every kitchen of Nepal for flavoring their foods. India is the major import of spices from Nepal. Similarly, the other countries like Pakistan, Singapore, Germany are the major export counter for the spices of Nepal.
There are other many famous products that are being exported from Nepal. But, according to the number of exports and demands, the above products are the highly demanded and manufactured in Nepal. These has also created jobs market in Nepal and has help Nepal to increase its economy in the global market. If you haven’t tried any of these products, then why do not you try them? They may be available in your country with a tag made in Nepal.
Author: Niraj Thapa Magar