Turmeric and jeera remained weak and traded up to Rs 200 per quintal lower in the national capital today in view of subdued demand from retailers and stockists amid adequate supplies.
Besides, weakening trend in futures market and lower advices from producing belts also weighed on the prices. Turmeric prices fell by Rs 200 to settle at Rs 16,500- 19,700 per quintal.
Jeera common and jeera best quality also declined by Rs 100 to Rs 12,200-12,500 and Rs 13,500-14,000 per quintal.
Marketmen said reduced offtake by local parties and stockists, against increased arrivals from the producing belts, pulled down the turmeric and jeera prices on the wholesale kirana market here.
Following are today's quotations (per quintal):
Ajwain 13,500-18,000, black pepper common 18,800-18,900, betelnut (kg) 85-105, cardamom brown-Jhundiwali (kg) 725-800 and cardamom brown-Kanchicut (kg) 800-950
Cardamom small (kg): Chitridar 1,170-1,330, cardamom (colour robin) 1,425-1,440, cardamom bold 1,450-1,460, cardamom extra (bold) 1,575-1,600 and cloves (kg) 300-380
Chirounji (new) (kg) Rs 335-380 Dry mango( raipur) Rs 6,000-8,500 Dhania Rs 3,200-8,500 Dry ginger Rs 23,500-27,000 Kalaunji Rs 9,800-11,800 Mace-Red (kg) Rs 900-1100 Mace-Yellow (kg) Rs 1250-1350 Methiseed Rs 3,000-4,000
Makhana (per kg) Rs 190-225 Nutmeg Rs 410-420 Poppyseed (KG Turkey) Rs 195 Poppyseed (KG MP-RAJ) Rs 195-245 Poppyseed (KG Kashmiri) Rs 175 Red chillies Rs 5,000-9,000 Soya bari pariwar (20 kg) Rs 350-400
Saffron (kg) Irani Rs 1,00,000-1,10,000 Saffron (kg) Kashmiri Rs 1,40,000-1,57,000 Soanf-bold Rs 9,000-15,000 Turmeric Rs 16,500-19,700 Tamarind Rs 2,200-2,600 Tamarind without seed Rs 3,800-5,500 Tea (kg) Rs 110-200 Watermelon kernel (Kg) Rs 215 Jeera common Rs 12,200-12,500 Jeera best Rs 13,500-14,000