What are the key regions in the Indian Spice Market?
The wholesale spice market in India is diverse and extremely colourful across several regions. Various regions in India grow different kinds of spices.
India is a vast country with various regions having different kinds of climate apt for specific spices.
Let’s study the cultivation of a few Indian Spices along with the current scenario of production in the market:
These days, the chillies available in the market are of inferior quality because of imprecise cultivation and early sowing of the seeds that fail to bring the exact flavour and taste. The price of chillies is stagnant all across the market due to delays in arrivals, empty pipelines and quality problems. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the crop is in its peak flowering stage, looking more lively. The effects of continuous rain in September and October have had an unwanted impact on the growth of crops that were planted late during the year. Moreover, pests and diseases on crops are found in parts of Telangana. The yield coming from Madhya Pradesh is extremely low in quality due to variable climatic conditions.
The future insights look like the market would be firm, most likely by mid-January, and prices would cool down once there is an increase in harvest arrivals.
The crop’s arrival in the market is low, with major issues in quality. Due to high moisture issues, the arrival of newer crops in areas like Nizamabad and Gundlupet is very limited.
The future insights seem prosperous. The standing crops look much healthier, expecting to procure a better yield in the harvest season. Due to the October flood, major crops in some parts of Telangana and Sangli have suffered damage. The harvesting has already started in some parts of Telangana and South Karnataka.
The local price of cumin in the current market has gone a little higher since the beginning of the month. There was a slight downfall in production this year due to reduced cultivation area, but the carry-over quantity is good compared to normal. 80% of the total material harvested last year has been sold; the remaining is with the farmers.
The stock level is lower than that of the previous years as the current year’s deal has witnessed a steady decline. But, with the arrival of new season harvesting, the market has accelerated and has been predicted to increase. Prices have risen by a sharp increase of 15% over the past month due to rising demand.
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