Almond declines on reduced offtake

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 4 2013, 21:19pm hrs
Almond prices fell by Rs 50 per 40 kg in the national capital today due to reduced offtake by retailers and stockists.

Adequate stocks following increased arrivals from overseas markets also weighed on the prices.

Almond (California) prices fell by Rs 50 to Rs 13,900 per 40 kg and its kernel rates also eased by Rs 2 to Rs 485-500 per kg.

Traders attributed the fall in almond prices to reduced offtake by retailers and stockists against fresh arrivals from overseas markets.

The following are today's quotations (per 40 kg): Almond (California) Rs 13,900 Almond (Gurbandi-new) Rs 7,000-7,600; Almond (Girdhi) Rs 3,200-3,800; Abjosh Afghani Rs 8,000-20,000.

Almond Kernel (California) Rs 485-500 per kg, Almond Kernel (Gurbandi-new) Rs 350-425 per kg.