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Spice market update: pests cause chilli crop losses

January 21, 2022 at 8:55 AM , Der AUDITOR
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GUJARAT. Weekly monitoring with the latest market information from India on cumin, coriander and turmeric, chilli, black pepper and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.

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Domestic demand for cumin is good, but prices are so high that buyers are only stocking up on necessities. Export demand is weaker, partly due to the fact that many countries have issued new guideline values regarding pesticide levels. However, market players expect increased demand from the Middle East in the coming months, where buyers will stock up in the course of Ramadan. The Gujarat agriculture department says an area of 307,135 ha has been sown so far, significantly less than this time last year (469,030 ha). The crop could thus be up to 25% smaller, in

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