Chilli, jeera up as demand picks up

NEW DELHI, May 13:  Red chilli and jeera prices rose by Rs 100 per quintal in the national capital today largely on the back of a pick-up in demand from stockists and overseas enquiries amid restricted arrivals from growing regions.
Red chilli prices rose by Rs 100 to settle at Rs 4,400-12,600 per quintal.
Jeera common and jeera best quality also increased by Rs 100 each to conclude at Rs 19,500-19,700 and Rs 21,300-21,800 per quintal.
Traders said apart from buying support from retailers and stockists, rising export demand, mainly pushed up chilli and jeera prices at the wholesale kirana market here.
Following are today’s quotations (in Rs):
Ajwain (per kg) 120-170, black pepper (per kg) 560-740, betel-nut (kg) 290-310, cardamom brown-Jhundiwali (kg) 830-850 and cardamom brown-Kanchicut (kg) 880-1,100.
Cardamom small (kg): Chitridar 1,125-1,225, cardamom (colour robin) 930-950, cardamom bold 960-980, cardamom extra (bold) 1,080-1,100 and cloves 560-680. (PTI)