While cumin prices initially remained stable at the beginning of the week, they have recorded noticeable increases in recent days. This is partly because the moisture content of the new crop is falling, improving quality, and partly because of rising demand ahead of holidays such as Ramadan and Easter. Arrivals are also picking up and on the mandis, local spice mills in particular are stocking up. Grade A cumin currently costs USD 2,018/mt FOB India.
Indian market players are reporting record arrivals on the mar