Inter-State demand lifts pepper prices

The continuing demand from inter-State prospective buyers has lifted pepper price ranges by ₹1 a kg in Kochi on Friday.

Kishore Shamji of Kishor Spices reported the demand from Tamil Nadu is continuing and the supplies from Karnataka are in complete swing, particularly with the availability of pepper in much more quantities.

The industry appears to be continuous and the price ranges are inching up on a daily basis, he reported.

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

Ungarbled varieties realised ₹314 a kg, while MG1 garbled varieties stood at ₹334.

New pepper was quoted at ₹304.