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Spice market update: secret imports keep black pepper market afloat

January 12, 2023 at 4:59 PM, Der AUDITOR
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GUJARAT. Weekly market update from India on black pepper, cumin and chilli and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.

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New crop arrivals have been limited to rural areas in Kerala in recent weeks and traders hope that this is about to change. Strict regulations on imported pepper slightly drove up the prices for black pepper as there are concerns that the supply chain may be disrupted in the domestic market. Surreptitious imports from Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia have, however, kept the market under pressure in Kerala and Karnataka and reports state that pepper is directly being sold to consumer markets from the rural areas in Kerala. As production is expected to be r

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