Mixed trend in rice

Our Correspondent Karnal | Updated on February 25, 2011

The rice market witnessed a mixed trend with prices of a few aromatic and non-basmati varieties rising, while dropping for some other varieties marginally on Friday.

Mr Amit Chandna, proprietor of Hanuman Rice Trading Company, told Business Line that limited buying lifted the prices of some aromatic and non-basmati varieties, while others dropped on account of thin trading.

Prices of Pusa-1121 (steam) dropped by Rs 40 and ruled at Rs 5,200-Rs 5,300 a quintal, Pusa-1121(sela) rose by 50 and ruled at Rs 4,250-Rs 4,400, and Pusa-1121(raw) at Rs 5,150-Rs 5,200. Basmati (sela) was sold at Rs 6,200-Rs 6,260 and basmati (raw) at Rs 7,300-Rs 7,370. Prices of duplicate basmati rose by Rs 130 and ruled at Rs 3,950-Rs 4,100 a quintal.

Brokens of aromatic varieties moved up by 100 a quintal. Tibar was quoted at Rs 3,000-Rs 3,500, Dubar at Rs 2,200-Rs 2,600 and Mongra was at Rs 1,900-Rs 2,100.

Prices of sharbati varieties rose by Rs 30-Rs 100 a quintal, sharbati (sela) was sold at around Rs 2,650-Rs 2,670 while the Sharbati (steam) at Rs 3,000-Rs 3,150.

Permal (sela) ruled at Rs 1,900-Rs 2,100 and Permal (steam) was at Rs 2,100-Rs 2,200 a quintal. For the brokens of Sharbati variety, Tibar dropped by Rs 50 and was quoted at Rs 2,450, Dubar rose by Rs 40 and was at Rs 2,090 and Mongra was at Rs 1,470. About 470 bags of Pusa (duplicate basmati) went for Rs 2,050 a quintal and around 500 bags of Pusa-1121 at Rs 2,000-Rs 2,350 a quintal. Around 300 bags of pure basmati arrived and were sold at Rs 2,200-Rs 2,600 a quintal.

Published on February 25, 2011

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