Monday, November 29, 1999

Pistachio down on sluggish demand

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New Delhi, June 18 (PTI) Pistachio prices drifted in the range of Rs 5-15 per kg in the national capital today, in view of sluggish demand from retailers and stockists at existing higher prices. Adequate stocks position followed by increased arrivals from overseas markets also put pressure on pistachio prices. Pistachio (Irani, hairati and peshawari) declined upto Rs 15 to settle at Rs 820-860, Rs 1,460-1,510 and Rs 1,650-1,670 per kg, respectively. Traders said subdued demand from retailers and stockists at existing higher prices, mainly pulled down pistachio prices on the wholesale dry fruit market here. Meanwhile, prices ruled steady due to thin trading and lacklustre demand. Following are today''s quotations in Rs per 40 kg: Almond (California) new Rs 10,500 Almond (gurbandi-new) Rs 4,600-4,700 almond (girdhi) Rs 2,200-2,300 and Abjosh Afghani Rs 7,000-16,000. Almond kernel in per kg (California) Rs 360-365, almond kernel (gurbandi-new) (kg) Rs 300-375. .

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