Inter-State demand lifts pepper prices

The continuing demand from customers from inter-Condition buyers has lifted pepper selling prices by ₹1 a kg in Kochi on Friday.

Kishore Shamji of Kishor Spices reported the demand from customers from Tamil Nadu is continuing and the materials from Karnataka are in entire swing, especially with the availability of pepper in far more quantities.

The industry appears to be constant and the selling prices are inching up on a everyday basis, he reported.

Today’s offtake was 22 tonnes, of which 20 tonnes arrived from Wayanad and the remaining from the plains of Kerala.

Ungarbled versions realised ₹314 a kg, although MG1 garbled versions stood at ₹334.

New pepper was quoted at ₹304.