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Coriander, jeera weaken on muted demand

New Delhi, Oct 16: Coriander and jeera prices fell by Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale kirana market in the national capital today on low demand from retailers and stockists amid adequate stocks.


Coriander prices drifted lower by Rs 100 to conclude at Rs 5,100-11,500 per quintal. Jeera common and jeera best quality also fell by Rs 100 each to settle at Rs 19,100-19,300 and Rs 21,300-21,600 per quintal.


Marketmen said subdued demand from retailers and stockists against sufficient stocks, mainly pulled down coriander and jeera prices.


Following are today’s quotations (in Rs): Ajwain (per kg) 110-160, black pepper (per kg) 440-650, betel-nut (kg) 260-300, cardamom brown-Jhundiwali (kg) 530-540 and cardamom brown-Kanchicut (kg) 580-900, cardamom small (kg)- chitridar 1,040-1,140, cardamom (colour robin) 900-920, cardamom bold 950-980, cardamom extra (bold) 1,100-1,120, cloves 525-615, chirounji (kg) Rs 625-750, cinnamon (kg) Rs 150-160, coriander (qntl) Rs 5,100-11,500, dry mango (qntl) Rs 5,000-15,000, dry ginger (qntl) Rs 12,200-16,800, kalaunji (qntl) Rs 8,100-8,400, mace-Red (kg) Rs 600-790, mace-Yellow (kg) Rs 900-910, methi (qntl) Rs 7,000-18,500, makhana (kg) Rs 390-500, nutmeg (kg) Rs 410-420, poppy seed (China) Rs 420-440 kg, poppy seed (U.P) Rs 425-440 kg, poppy seed (MP-RAJ) Rs 460-470 kg, red chillies (qntl) Rs 4,900-11,400, saffron Irani Rs 110-120 (per gram), saffron Kashmiri Rs 130-140 (per gram), saunf (qntl) Rs 7,000-13,000, turmeric (qntl) Rs 8,400-11,500, tamarind (qntl) Rs 4,800-5,500, tamarind without seed (qntl) Rs 7,500-8,000, tea (kg) Rs 90-280, watermelon kernel (kg) Rs 150-155, jeera common (qntl) Rs 19,100-19,300 and jeera best (qntl) Rs 21,300-21,600.