Almond, walnut prices rise on hike in import duty

Besides, rising demand from retailers and stockists amid fall in supplies from overseas markets also supported the trend.

PTI
New Delhi, Publish Date: May 26 2018 12:23AM | Updated Date: May 26 2018 12:23AM
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Almond and walnut prices spurted at the wholesale dry fruit market in New Delhi on Friday after the union government on Thursday raised import duties up to 100 percent such as almond and walnut, which are imported from the US and other developed nations.

Besides, rising demand from retailers and stockists amid fall in supplies from overseas markets also supported the trend.

Almond California prices rose by Rs 300 to conclude at Rs 19,300-19,500 per 40 kgs while its kernel prices went up by Rs 10 to conclude at Rs 690-700 per kg, respectively.

Walnut prices also traded higher at Rs 260-380 and Rs 600-1,000 against previous closing of Rs 240-330 and Rs 510-910 per kg.

Marketmen said increased offtake by retailers and stockists amid fall in supplies from overseas markets after the government yesterday raised import duties up to 100 per cent, which are imported from the US and other developed nations, mainly pushed up almond and walnut prices.

Following are today's quotations (per 40 kgs):

Almond (California-new) Rs 19,300-19,500, Almond-gurbandi Rs 12,000-12,500, Almond (girdhi) Rs 5,000-5,200, abjosh afghani Rs 8,000-25,000, almond kernel (california) Rs 690-700 per kg, almond kernel (gurbandi) Rs 650-750 per kg, chilgoza-(roasted) (1 kg) Rs 2,300-2,400, cashew kernel 1 kg (no 180) Rs 1,085-1,090, cashew Kernel (no 210) Rs 980-990, cashew kernel (no 240) Rs 880-890, cashew kernel (no 320) Rs 760-780, cashew kernel broken 2 pieces Rs 700-780, cashew kernel broken 4 pieces Rs 630-730, cashew kernel broken 8 pieces Rs 560-665, copra (qtl) Rs 18,000-22,000, coconut powder (25 kgs) Rs 5,300-6,000, dry dates-red (qtl) Rs 3,500-12,500, fig Rs 25,000-35,000 (40 kgs), kishmish kandhari local Rs 8,000-10,000 (40 kgs), kishmish kandhari special Rs 9,500-20,000 (40 kgs), kishmish Indian yellow (40 kgs) Rs 6,800-7,000 (40 kgs), kishmish Indian green Rs 8,500-12,000 (40 kgs), pistachio Irani Rs 1,200-1,350 (1 kg), pistachio hairati Rs 1,490-1,560 (1 kg), pistachio peshawari Rs 1,660-1,710 (1 kg), pistachio dodi (roasted) 725-870 (1 kg), walnut Rs 260-360 and walnut kernel (1 kg) Rs 510-910. 

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