Cardamom weakens on muted demandq

NEW DELHI, Dec 30: Cardamom prices fell up to Rs 15 per kg at the wholesale kirana market in the national capital today owing to slackened demand.

Cardamom brown Jhundiwali and brown-Kanchicut fell up to Rs 15 to settle at Rs 580-590 and Rs 650-935 per kg, respectively.

Marketmen said subdued domestic as well as export demand against adequate stocks position mainly weighed on cardamom prices.

Following are today’s quotations (in Rs):

Ajwain (per kg) 120-170, black pepper (per kg) 480-610, betel-nut (kg) 260-300, cardamom brown-Jhundiwali (kg) 580-600 and cardamom brown-Kanchicut (kg) 650-935, cardamom small (kg)- chitridar 940-1,025, cardamom (colour robin) 880-890, cardamom bold 900-920, cardamom extra (bold) 990-1,010, cloves 525-610, chirounji (kg) Rs 780-900, cinnamon (kg) Rs 160-165, coriander (qntl) Rs 6,400-13,000, dry mango (qntl) Rs 6,500-23,500, dry ginger (qntl) Rs 12,000-17,000, kalaunji (qntl) Rs 11,500-12,000, mace-Red (kg) Rs 800-1,060, mace- Yellow (kg) Rs 900-950, methi (qntl) Rs 7,000-18,500, makhana (kg) Rs 600-725, nutmeg (kg) Rs 450-470, poppy seed (China) Rs 550-580 kg, poppy seed (U.P) Rs 530-550 kg, poppy seed (MP- RAJ) Rs 540-560 kg, red chillies (qntl) Rs 6,500-14,000, saffron Irani Rs 100-110 (per gram), saffron Kashmiri Rs 120- 140 (per gram), saunf (qntl) Rs 8,500-15,000, turmeric (qntl) Rs 9,000-12,000, tamarind (qntl) Rs 7,000-9,000, tamarind without seed (qntl) Rs 14,000-15,500, tea (kg) Rs 100-290, watermelon kernel (kg)Rs 150-155, jeera common (qntl) Rs 21,300-21,400 and jeera best (qntl) Rs 23,700-24,200. (PTI)