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Turmeric Sentiment Stays Steady In The Indian Market

by | Dec 9, 2021 | Spices, Turmeric

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On Monday, the turmeric prices went up and had been holding steady. This is because the spot market activity has improved with an increase in local demand. The increase in the buying activity is due to the stocking of the old Turmeric, which the traders are now selling in the market. The other factor that supports the price is the unseasonal rain in the Turmeric growing region.

Market Sentiment

Across all the major spot markets, there was a significant jump in the prices due to the spice’s increased demand for the spice.

In Nizamabad, the strong demand for Turmeric resulted in an increase of the price by $0.53 per metric ton.

The price in erode was quoted at $0.13 per metric ton higher.

In Nanded and Hingoli, the price hike was by $0.39 per metric ton.

The report of crop damage by 40 to 50 percent in the states of Maharashtra, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh because of unseasonal heavy rainfall has spiked the buying of the crop among the stockists.

As a result of this, the future of the spice has been settled at a higher price.

Arrivals in the market for this week : 2025.60 tons. 

Price

In NCDEX, the future of Turmeric on December 6 was closed at $0.05 per metric ton higher at $10.09 per metric ton. The lowest for the session was quoted at $9.99 per metric ton, while the highest was $10.25 per metric ton.

The trend for all the turmeric varieties was in appreciative mode on December 6.

Turmeric Finger (Salem, Double Polished – No.1)

Date Price
December 7 $1,19 per kg FOB
December 2 $1,17 per kg FOB
December 1 $1,16 per kg FOB

Prediction

It was earlier predicted by the market experts that overall turmeric production in India will be increased by 9.64 percent this year. Compared to last year’s 446 thousand MT, the production for the market year 2022 will be about 489 thousand MT. As a result the prediction was that the higher production amount can eventually cap the prices next year for the commodity.

The prediction was done despite there being a decrease in sowing acreage for the spice in Andhra Pradesh compared to last year. Andhra Pradesh has planted 19,955 hectares compared to the previous year’s 20,942 hectares. However, this year’s sowing area is still above the average sowing area in the state, which has been about 19,551 hectares.

However, with the news of crop damage not only in South India but in Maharashtra’s growing areas due to untimely heavy rain can change the scenario for the turmeric market and the prices in the coming months. The picture of how the turmeric market fares and the extent of crop damage will be clearer in the coming days.

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