Chilli, jeera rise as demand picks up

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SummaryRed chilli and jeera prices roseby Rs 100 per quintal in the national capital.

Red chilli and jeera prices roseby Rs 100 per quintal in the national capital today largely on the back of a pick-up in demand from local parties as well as overseas enquiries.

Red chilli prices rose by Rs 100 to settle at Rs 6,600-11,600 per quintal.

Jeera common and jeera best quality also rose by Rs 100 each to conclude at Rs 14,600-14,800 and Rs 17,600-18,100 per quintal respectively on fresh overseas enquiries and less supplies in the domestic market.

Traders said buying support from retailers and exporters against fall in supplies from producing belts, mainly pushed up chilli and jeera prices on the wholesale kirana market here.

The following are today's quotations: Ajwain 10,000-15,000, black pepper (per kg) 420-555, betel-nut (kg) 160-195, cardamom brown-Jhundiwali (kg) 800-900 and cardamom brown-Kanchicut (kg) 950-1,050. Cardamom small (kg): Chitridar 750-880, cardamom (colour robin) 730-870, cardamom bold 740-840, cardamom extra (bold) 950-1,060 and cloves (kg) 610-680.

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