MCX Mentha Oil under fresh selling; Support seen at 1573.7

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Technically Mentha market is under fresh selling as market has witnessed gain in open interest by 5.32% to settled at 930 while prices down 0.3 rupees.

Now MCX Mentha Oil is getting support at 1573.7 and below same could see a test of 1565.1 level, And resistance is now likely to be seen at 1596.4, a move above could see prices testing 1610.5.

Mentha Oil on MCX settled down by 0.02% at 1582.3 on profit booking after prices seen supported amid improved demand from consuming industries at the domestic spot market. However, upside seen limited amid expectations of higher acreage under mint in 2019 due to lucrative prices throughout last year.

Further, lower arrivals from major producing belts of Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh limited the downside. Export demand of oil in global market is likely to be improved due to recovery in currency which is supportive for prices.

Farmers have started preparing to harvest mentha this time in many villages of Saheb Tehsil. Actually, this time demand was high in the market and availability of Mentha Oil was low. Farmers and businessmen are hoping that this time the harvest of mentha will be more.

Because for a few years the price of Mentha was very low. Since last few years the number has been steady to lower. But in response to decent appreciation in last years’ prices, farmers sowing improved resulting in rise in production prospects.

Therefore, the total availability of oil will rise this year. As of now traders expect a 20-25% rise in sowing versus last year. It should be noted that this year’s production expectation of 38500- 39000 remains slightly above the average production of 36,968 productions seen in between 2013- 2018.  Mentha Oil spot at Sambhal closed at 1725.10 per 1kg. Spot prices was up by .19.80/-.

Trading Ideas:
–Mentha Oil trading range for the day is 1565.1-1610.5.
–Mentha Oil spot at Sambhal closed at 1725.10 per 1kg. Spot prices was up by Rs.19.80/-.
–Mentha Oil dropped on profit booking after prices seen supported amid improved demand from consuming industries at the domestic spot market.
–However, upside seen limited amid expectations of higher acreage under mint in 2019 due to lucrative prices throughout last year.
–Export demand of oil in global market is likely to be improved due to recovery in currency which is supportive for prices.

Courtesy: Kedia Commodities

Source: Commodityonline.com