Mentha oil heats up

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 22, 2011

Mentha oil extended its gains for the second day by adding Rs 13.90 to Rs 1,105.50 a kg in futures trade today as speculators enlarged their positions, driven by increased demand in the spot market.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, mentha oil for delivery in Feburary contract rose by Rs 13.90 or 1.27 per cent to Rs 1,105.50 a kg, with a business volume of a single lot.

Similarly, the oil for delivery in March contract moved up by Rs 12.80 or 1.16 per cent to Rs 1,112 a kg, with a business turnover of five lots.

Market analysts attributed rise in mentha oil at futures trade to rising demand from pharmaceutical units at the spot market against less arrivals from producing regions.

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Published on February 22, 2011
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