Black pepper rd eased further in an otherwise listless spices market here today following lower demand from stockists and retailers. Rest all other spices held stable in the absence of any major buying activity. Black pepper rd moved down by Rs 5/10 per kg to Rs 350/400 from Wednesday's closing level of Rs 355/410. Following are today's closing rates (in Rs with previous rates in brackets):
Black pepper (per kg) 350/400 (355/410), ginger unbleached (per kg) 165 (165), copra office Alappuzha (per quintal) 11,900 (11,900), copra office Kozhikode (per quintal) 11,800 (11,800), copra Rajapur Mumbai (per quintal) 19,700 (19,700), copra edible Mumbai (per quintal) 15,200 (15,200).