Turmeric, jeera extend loss on subdued demand

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Turmeric and jeera prices fell further by Rs 100 per quintal in the national capital today owing to subdued demand from retailers and stockists amid adequate stocks position.

Weakening trend in futures market and increased arrivals from producing regions also put pressure on the select spice prices.

Turmeric prices dropped by Rs 100 to settle at Rs 9,800-14,300 per quintal.

Jeera common and jeera best quality also drifted by Rs 100 each to conclude at Rs 14,100-14,600 and Rs 18,100-18,600 per quintal.

Marketmen said subdued demand from retailers and stockists against higher arrivals from producing regions, mainly pulled down turmeric and jeera prices.

Following are today’s quotations (in Rs):

Ajwain (per kg) 150-190, black pepper (per kg) 690-880, betel-nut (kg) 300-350, cardamom brown-Jhundiwali (kg) 1,440-1,450 and cardamom brown-Kanchicut (kg) 1,540-1,880.

Cardamom small (kg): Chitridar 550-680, cardamom (colour robin) 570-580, cardamom bold 590-600, cardamom extra (bold) 680-690 and cloves 540-650.
Chirounji (new) (kg) Rs 650-700

Coriander (qntl) Rs 10,500-15,500

Dry mango (qntl) Rs 10,000-22,000

Dry ginger (qntl)Rs 20,000-25,000

Kalaunji (qntl) Rs 20,500-29,000

Mace-Red (kg) Rs 825-1,080

Mace-Yellow (kg) Rs 1,060-1,070

Methi (qntl) Rs 7,000-17,500

Makhana (kg) Rs 400-500

Nutmeg (kg) Rs 540-550

Poppyseed (kg Turkey) Rs 330-380

Poppyseed (kg China) Rs 350-370

Poppyseed (kg MP-RAJ) Rs 390-435

Red chillies (qntl) Rs 10,900-17,400

Saffron Irani Rs (per gram) 155-160

Saffron Kashmiri Rs (per gram) 180-190

Soanf-bold (qntl) Rs 11,500-15,000

Turmeric (qntl) Rs 9,800-14,300

Tamarind (qntl) Rs 3,200-4,000

Tamarind without seed (qntl) Rs 7,700-8,700 Tea (kg) Rs 100-260

Watermelon kernel (kg) Rs 145

Jeera common (qntl) Rs 14,100-14,600

Jeera best (qntl) Rs 18,100-18,600.

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