Tight supplies from growing regions also supported the upside in prices.

Cashew prices rose Rs 5 per kg in the national capital today, largely on pick-up in buying activity on firm domestic demand amid low stocks.

Tight supplies from growing regions also supported the upside in prices.

Cashew kernel No 180, No 210, No 240 and No 320 were up by Rs 10 to settle at Rs 640-650, Rs 580-590, Rs 525-530 and Rs 420-435 per kg, respectively. Market analysts said increased buying by retailers and stockists owing to domestic demand against low stocks mainly pushed up the prices. Following are the quotations in Rs per 40 kg: Almond (California) 10,000, Almond (gurbandi-new) 4,800-4,900 almond (girdhi) 2,700-2,800 and Abjosh Afghani 8,000-20,000. Almond kernel in per kg (California) 360-365, almond kernel (gurbandi-new) (kg) 325-425. Chilgoza (roasted) (1 kg) 1,700-1,800 Cashew kernel 1 kg (No 180) 640-650, Cashew kernel (No 210) 580-590, Cashew kernel (No 240) 525-530, Cashew kernel (No 320) 420-435, Cashew kernel broken 2 pieces 440-445, Cashew kernel broken 4 pieces 390-425, Cashe w kernel broken 8 pieces 280-350, Copra (qtl) 9,000-9,200, Coconut powder (25 kg) 3,000-3,100, Dry dates red (qtl) 3,400-9,000, Fig 6,500-15,000, Kishmish Kandhari local 8,500-8,800, Kishmish Kandhari special 12,500-20,000, Kishmish Indian yellow 3,600-4 ,200, Kishmish Indian green 6,000-8,000, Pistachio Irani 850-900, Pistachio Hairati 1,100-1,200, Pistachio Peshawari 1,350-1,400, Pistachio Dodi (roasted) 550-635, Walnut 140-190 and Walnut kernel (1kg) 450-700.

(This article was published on January 1, 2011)
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