Informist, Monday, Oct 4, 2021
By Kavita Desai
MUMBAI – Futures contracts of turmeric and jeera on domestic exchanges ended lower today on the back of tepid demand, said market participants.
* JEERA futures on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange closed lower tracking spot market prices amid arrival pressure in Unjha and weak demand, said Vimal Patel, a trader.
* In Unjha, the benchmark market, around 25,000 bags (1 bag = 55 kg) were brought for auction, compared with 14,000 bags on Friday. Of the total arrivals, around 18,000 bags were from farmers. Jeera was sold at 14,100-14,200 rupees per 100 kg in Unjha, down 100 rupees from Friday. The market was shut on Saturday on account of Gandhi Jayanti.
* TURMERIC futures ended in red as production in the 2021-22 (Jul-Jun) season is likely to be higher due to favourable weather conditions in the key growing regions of Telangana.
* Huge carryover stocks and lack of bulk demand due to lower availability of premium quality spice in the market also weighed on prices, said Vikas Nagla, a local trader.
* CORIANDER futures ended slightly higher due to fresh buying, said analysts.
* However, prices in spot market were down due to lack of strong demand. In Kota, the key trading centre, the badami variety was sold at 7,600 rupees per 100 kg and the eagle variety at 8,000 rupees, both down by 50 rupees from previous day. Arrivals in Kota, Baran and Ramganj combined were steady at 7,000 bags (1 bag = 45 kg).
* Demand from bulk buyers is expected to pick up pace ahead of the festival season and after the monsoon, said Satyanarayan
Gupta, a trader in Kota.
* Prices of CHILLI in Guntur, the benchmark market, fell today as domestic and overseas trade slowed due to closure of the
Indo-Bangladesh border ahead of the Durga Puja festival, said local trader Hariom Maheshwari.
* In Guntur, the Teja variety was sold at 11,000-14,000 rupees per 100 kg, while the LCA-334 variety was at 9,000-11,000 rupees, both down by 200 rupees from Friday. A sharp rise in arrivals also weighed on prices. Today, arrivals in Guntur were pegged at 100,000 bags (1 bag = 40 kg), compared with 40,000 bags on Friday.
* Demand is expected to remain subdued until Oct 15 due to the Durga Puja festival, said Maheshwari.
Following are the prices of the most-active contracts of spices at 1700 IST:
* Following are the expected support and resistance levels for contracts of spices for trade on Monday:
IST, or Indian Standard Time, is five-and-a-half hours ahead of GMT
Edited by Pranav S. Joshi
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