16.5 C
New York
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

India Spices: All down on higher arrivals; coriander hits 2-year low

Informist, Monday, Mar 27, 2023


By Afra Abubacker


MUMBAI – Futures contracts of all spices fell today on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange due to rising arrivals of the fresh crop in the wake of ongoing harvesting activities. Moreover, India Meteorological Department said unseasonal rainfall has receded in Rajasthan and Gujarat from Sunday, which improved daily arrivals.  


The most-active April contract of CORIANDER was at 6,802 rupees per 100 kg, down 4% from the previous close. Earlier today, the contract had hit an over two-year low of 6,706 rupees per 100 kg.


Prices in the key wholesale market of Kota, Rajasthan, were 200 rupees down at 7,000 rupees per 100 kg, traders said.


Coriander prices fell on the domestic bourse due to rising arrivals of the fresh crop in major markets. Moreover, the coriander acreage and yield have risen compared to the previous year, which will lead to a sharp rise in arrivals during March and April.


In addition, major buyers and spice makers are avoiding bulk-buying in anticipation of a further fall in prices. 

JEERA futures fell on the domestic bourse due to rising arrivals of the fresh crop in major markets. On account of higher acreage in Rajasthan, total jeera production estimate has been revised higher. 


However, lower carry-over stocks and concerns over yield due to unseasonal rainfall in Gujarat are likely to limit the fall in prices. Harvesting in Gujarat is yet to gain pace, said Ravi Shankar Pandey, senior analyst with SMC Global Securities.   


The most-active April contract was at 34,735 rupees per 100 kg, down 0.6% from the previous close.


TURMERIC futures fell on the domestic bourse due to rising arrivals of fresh crops in major markets. Moreover, higher production prospects weighed on market sentiments. The Spices Board has estimated turmeric production at 1.33 mln tn, up 18.4% on the year, said SMC Global Securities in a report. 


The most-active April contract was at 6,850 rupees per 100 kg, down 0.6% from the previous close. Prices in the key wholesale market of Nizamabad, Telangana, were down by 30 rupees at 6,970 rupees per 100 kg, traders said.


Following are the most-active contracts of spices as of 1715 IST:










Coriander Apr



 6,802 (-)276

Jeera Apr





Turmeric Apr








IST, or Indian Standard Time, is five-and-a-half hours ahead of GMT



Edited by Tanima Banerjee



For users of real-time market data terminals, Informist news is available exclusively on the NSE Cogencis WorkStation.


Cogencis news is now Informist news. This follows the acquisition of Cogencis Information Services Ltd by NSE Data & Analytics Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. As a part of the transaction, the news department of Cogencis has been sold to Informist Media Pvt Ltd.


Informist Media Tel +91 (22) 6985-4000

Send comments to [email protected]


© Informist Media Pvt. Ltd. 2023. All rights reserved.


Source: Cogencis

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Popular Articles