After dropping 50% in current weeks, cumin costs might drop more

Jeera (cumin) costs will likely head south even more after dropping 50 percent from the record high of 65,000 a quintal seen in August on the National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) as products are anticipated to increase in 2024.

On Thursday, jeera futures ending in March were priced quote at 32,500 a quintal, while area rates at Unjha, the center of the spice in Gujarat, were priced quote by NCDEX at 39,314.20.

According to, a system of the Ministry of Farming, the modal rate of jeera (the rate at which most trades happen) was ruling at 36,500 a quintal.

” Rates have actually decreased essentially given that the location under jeera has actually increased dramatically by over 60 percent from in 2015’s level,” stated Ankit Agarwal, Director of Erode-based Amar Agarwal Foods India Pvt Ltd.

Weak belief.

” The total belief in the jeera area markets is reported weak. Increased supply in the area markets put a cap on jeera’s costs. Rates primarily fixed in the area market, however present costs are still greater than regular, especially compared to the exact same duration a year back,” stated Biplab Sarma, Senior Citizen Research Study Expert, AgriWatch.

Jeera costs have actually pulled back from the record highs and strike their most affordable level in more than 8 months on NCDEX. Decrease in exports and dive in acreage is weighing on jeera futures, stated Anu V Pai, Product Research Study Expert at Geojit Financial Providers.

According to Gujarat Farming Department information, since December 11, jeera has actually been planted on 4.34 lakh hectares (lh), up 93.5 percent compared to 2.24 lh a year back. The regular location (3 years typical) is 3,50,666 hectares, stated Sarma.

Pai stated according to Rajasthan farming department, jeera has actually been planted on 6.51 lh since December 13 compared to 5.62 lh a year back.

Shift from coriander.

Agarwal stated lots of locations that normally grow coriander (dhaniya) have actually yielded area to jeera.

Sarma stated the location under jeera will likely increase by 30-35 percent based upon present patterns, possibly coming at the expenditure of other competitive crops such as coriander. New locations might likewise come under growing.

Agarwal stated the weather condition has actually benefited the crop without any problems in the crop locations.

Pai stated though the increase in acreage is weighing on jeera, climate condition and yield will remain in focus with the danger of El Nino looming.

” It will be a definitive consider figuring out costs in the coming days in addition to export need.” the Geojit Financial Providers product research study expert stated.

Celebrations, marital relationships to restrict fall.

Sarma stated in the long-lasting, AgriWatch anticipates jeera costs to decrease. “This expectation is based upon the anticipation of farmers moving to cumin due to greater realisation, which might impact the total market and cause rate decreases,” he stated.

Agarwal stated jeera costs might drop another 1,000 a quintal, they might not drop listed below 25,000. “We anticipate costs to stabilise around that level,” he stated.

Pai stated celebration and marital relationship season need will restrict the fall in jeera costs.


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