Menthol prices rise on fresh buying

Updated: Jan 21 2013, 21:47pm hrs
Menthol prices rose by Rs 5 per kg in the national capital today on fresh buying support from consuming units and exporters, amid restricted arrivals from producing belts.

Menthol bold crystal, menthol flake and mentha oil prices rose by Rs 5 each to conclude at Rs 1,730, Rs 1,640 and Rs 1,600 per kg, respectively.

Traders said firm demand from exporters and consuming industries, amid restricted arrivals from producing belts in Uttar Pradesh, mainly pushed up menthol prices on the wholesale chemical market here.

The following are today's quotations: Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 1,000-2,200, Acetic acid (1 kg) Rs 44-50, Ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 400-675, Boric acid

technical (50 kg) Rs 5,200-6,000, Borex granular (50 kg) Rs 2,400-2,800.

Caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 2,000--2,150, Citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,000-3,200, Citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 3,000-3,300, Camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 370, Camphor powder (1kg) Rs 320, Glycerine (1 kg) Rs 150-320, Hexamine (1kg) Rs

95, Hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 36-50, menthol bold crystal (per kg) Rs 1,730, menthol flake (1 kg) Rs 1,640 and mentha oil (1kg) Rs 1,600.